Report: Drunken Road Rager Drives Himself to Police

Man who says he was "cut off" follows car driver to Naugatuck PD.


A drunken Waterbury motorcyclist is accused of chasing a car driver who he said cut him of in Naugatuck Wednesday night.

It happened around 10 p.m. when Vincent Porzio, 47, of 1575 Thomaston Ave., was driving a motorcycle in an erratic manner and pursuing the driver of a car, who called police when he became fearful for his safety after being followed by the man near Spring Street, police said. The man said he would pull into the parking lot of the police department, which is also on Spring Street.

Porzio drove right into the trap. 

He followed the car driver up a side road near the department that leads to a brush dumping area for Naugatuck Public Works. Police followed Porzio, who said he was angry about being cut off, and discovered he had drank more than the legal limit, police said.

Porzio was charged with following with intent to harass and operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol. He will be arraigned on Sept. 13 at Waterbury Superior Court.

Robert S September 02, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Listen people, you can now be over the "legal limit" by having 2 beers. That is not "drunk". Notice no blood level was reported? Perhaps the motorcyclist didn't care if it was a police station precisely because he was cut-off and his life threatened by it, didn't think he was over legal limit, and was looking to reprimand the car driver. Following someone to give him a reprimand is NOT "intent to harass". It is unbelievable how mean and terroristic things are becoming. However, it was fair enough for the car to worry about safety, but once in safety, he should have insisted the police didn't charge the man who obviously was looking to speak his mind, and rightfully so....getting cut-off by a car on a motorbike is not a petty affair!
Tina September 02, 2012 at 10:37 PM
It is not safe ANYWHERE now adays. When I am driving I try to mind my own business because of things like this.
Craig Zac September 05, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Following someone to repremand them for something is considred road rage... even if you are doing it for All the right reasons and with no intent to harm the person. Just like if you are in a travle lane on a highway and someone next to you is in a lane that is ending and they need to merge into your lane but you decide to block them so they cannot... youd be in the wrong because its would be considered road rage. Of course though, the merging guy would still be considered a moron but I guess being a moron is not against the law.
Craig Zac September 05, 2012 at 12:19 PM
if the motorcyclist just let the guy go and not tried to make a thing out of it he would not have been caught and it really doesnt matter what the legal limit is. Although I can see his point, its maddening sometimes how bad people really do drive out there..like Zombies! But, every driver should know and understand what is or isnt the legal limit. Esp if your a drinker, even if just occasional. Its just being responsable, something we all have seem to forgotten how to be.
Craig Zac September 06, 2012 at 12:07 PM
You're right Tina, It seems that today, people drive so aggressivly for no reason, i dont know if its how we are getting naturally or is it just huge egos or too much video gaming or what but, it really is crazy. I see it all the time, all the little things like spoiled kids, cut you off just to go slow in front of you because for some reason they cant go slow behind you, pass you no matter how fast you are going just so they can be in front of you, block you from merging for no good reason just so you dont "One up" them and get infront of them i guess...its nuts! People just need to relax, drive by the rules of the road and try not to be so egotistical behind the wheel.


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