Crime

Cop pleads guilty to writing a fake ticket to motorist during road rage incident

A Boston police officer pleaded guilty on Thursday for writing a fake ticket to a driver and sending a threatening note following a road rage incident that took place in 2019, Newsweek reports.

Christopher Curtis, 37, pleaded guilty to six charges including forgery, false report by a public employee, obtaining criminal offender record information under false pretenses, witness intimidation and more.

As part of his plea deal, Curtis will serve one year of probation and will have to pay the victim $525 in restitution.

From Newsweek:

Court records obtained by WCVB-TV outlined the 2019 incident. The unnamed man said he was driving on Interstate 93 South when a white Toyota Tundra pickup truck approached the back of his car. He said he did not see what the driver looked like, but noted its front grill was missing.

In the documents, the man then described the driver of the pickup truck honked at him, merged into the lane to the right of him and veered to the left of him, which almost forced him into the median barrier.

According to WCVB, the man received the $790 traffic ticket with the handwritten note a week later. The note said the officer had watched the driver “go in and out of traffic” adding he “tried pushing my truck off the road just to get into the left lane.”

“Clocked you going over 90 in a 65. I have a 6 min. video of you driving like an a– hat, and pulled up next to you and took your picture. Try fighting this…I dare you.” the note continued, adding, “Hope it was worth it. See you in court.”

Curtis admitted to writing the ticket, but said it was a “joke for another officer.”

To Top