HOOKSETT, NH – 18-year-old Nicholas Richer is an idiot.* I just wanted to make that clear before continuing.* On Monday, Richer, after reportedly cut another driver off during an illegal lane change maneuver at the Hooksett toll plaza of I-93, exchanged some less-than-congratulatory hand gestures and words with the victim of his vehicular misdeed.* We’ve all seen that happen any number of times and, as we know, cooler heads usually prevail and the disagreement ends without incident.
However, according to the police report, Richer made a decision during the minutes-long debacle that almost cost a couple of lives.* He reached for a flare gun that he had within arm’s reach for some inexplicable reason, and pointed it out the window at the other driver.* No shot was fired at that point, but when he brought the gun back into the car, it discharged, almost striking a 16-year-old passenger seated next to him.* The flare struck the windshield, shattering it, and ignited the seat in which the young passenger was sitting.
The other driver witnessed the accident and called 911.
It’s still unclear whether Richer accidentally pulled the trigger while returning the weapon to the vehicle, or if he attempted to fire at the other driver and ignition of the flare was delayed.* This leaves us, dear readers, desperately uncertain as to whether he’s a douche or a clumsy moron.…
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