Old Greenwich Man Charged in Road Rage Incident Involving Bicyclist

On October 2, around 5:00pm, Greenwich Police responded to the area of West End Ave in Old Greenwich on a report of a possible motor vehicle crash.

Police say their investigation revealed that David McShane, 52, of Old Greenwich had assaulted a bicyclist after a road rage incident.

The bicyclist had been riding on West End Ave when a car in front of him, which was driven by McShane, pulled into a parking space without using a turn signal.

While riding by, the bicyclist yelled out to McShane, “use his turn signal next time.”

“The next thing [the bicyclist] knows, the car comes up alongside of him and kind of forces him off the road. [McShane] gets out, kind of pushes him around a little bit, throws him on the ground,” said Lt O’Reilly.

McShane got back into his car and drove off.

Lt O’Reilly said the bicyclist sustained some injuries and his phone was damaged.

Mr. McShane was arrested after on scene witnesses corroborated the victim’s account, as well as cell phone footage that showed him assaulting the victim.

“The assault caused these and other witnesses annoyance and alarm,” police said in their arrest report.

McShane was charged with Assault 3 and Breach of Peace 2.

He was able to post his $1,000 court set bond and was assigned a date in Stamford Superior Court on Oct 18, 2021.