Published DateGILFORD — A Belmont man and a Laconia man are each charged with disorderly conduct, reckless operation, and simple assault after allegedly getting into a fight during what police are calling a road rage incident.
According to Lt. James Leach, a patrol officer sitting in the Lowe's parking lot on Lake Shore Road just after midnight on Saturday saw two cars traveling side-by-side at a high rate of speed headed east or toward Alton.
He followed the two vehicles and saw them stopped in the middle of the road and two men, identified as Nicholas Briggs, 19, of 133 Middle Route in Belmont and Steven Diltz, 32, of 43 Addison St. in Laconia, fighting.
Briggs was driving a 2005 silver Chevy Equinox and Diltz was driving a 2003 yellow Ford Mustang.
Police said neither man was injured. Both were released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail and given a court date of February 21.
An additional Gilford Police officer and a N.H. State Trooper assisted with breaking up the fight and arresting the two men.