Hanwell — Late Sunday afternoon on the Hanwell Road just outside of Fredericton, Carson Walsh was enjoying a leisurely drive into the city when he was met by an obviously rage-filled Iain MacDonald. MacDonald was also driving — if you can call it that — toward Fredericton and was bent on creating absolute havoc for anyone who dared cross his path.
According to MacDonald’s own accounts as posted on his Facebook page, he allowed a Honda Civic to pass on him on a double-lined highway road into oncoming traffic — causing this passing Honda to force 3 other cars to pull off to the side of the road for safety. MacDonald allegedly did nothing but look on, which created the ensuing chaos. MacDonald went on to say that he simply drove by in ignorance when the driver of the Honda slammed on his brakes, got out of his car and ran toward MacDonald’s vehicle in a threatening manner.
The Manatee was able to speak to Walsh about the alleged event. “This guy was driving slow — like super slow, giving me no choice whatsoever but to have to try to pass him while other cars were driving towards us,” he recounted. “I mean, what else was I going to do? Be patient and drive the speed limit? Ah, thanks but no thanks.”
Walsh claims that MacDonald injured him as well. “So, I get out of my car to scream at him and his kids — who wouldn’t? And then he doesn’t want to confront me out in public in front of his family so he just drives away! So I had to punch his bumper, and I think I may have bruised my knuckle or something. I’ll have a doctor look at before I start exploring my legal options.”
Walsh followed MacDonald closely into town until he was able to pull in front of MacDonald’s vehicle, block him off and finally have the civil conversation he’d been hoping for. “I wasn’t going to let this jerk get away with driving slow, man!” Walsh proudly exclaimed. “I got in front of him and blocked off all traffic both ways so we could sort this out like gentlemen.”
Luckily, Manatee reporters received reports of the Hanwell Road incident and were able to send a quadcopter with a camera to record the exchange. We warn the viewer, though, that some of the content is graphic. MacDonald keeps his calm throughout the exchange, forcing Walsh to have to lower himself into obscenities.