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Driver Charged With Attempted Murder in Violent NYC Road Rage Attack

The victim is an Uber driver who says he couldn't let the other driver get away with his car keys

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    Driver Pinned and Dragged in Shocking Road Rage

    Road rage exploded into a Brooklyn street fight, and police are now looking for the driver seen on video furiously waving a box cutter around and then pinning another driver. Marc Santia spoke to the victim.

    (Published Wednesday, July 25, 2018)

    A man was arraigned Saturday on charges of attempted murder in a road rage attack against an Uber driver that was caught on a dramatic video. 

    Keven McClean, 46, of Queens, was also charged with robbery, assault, reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident and menacing. Bail was set at $100,000. It wasn't immediately clear whether McClean had an attorney. 

    Video shows a man being pinned between two cars in the middle of a busy Brooklyn street.

    The victim, an Uber driver who wanted to remain anonymous, said he was driving on a bustling Norman Avenue in Greenpoint when another driver in a white car with Florida license plates started screaming at him, then cut him off. 

    "I didn't let him in my lane, and he forced himself in front of my lane," the victim recounted Wednesday, sporting wounds from the incident. 

    "He was just very violent, very aggressive." 

    Both men got out of the car, video shows, and the other driver took out a box cutter, swinging it at the cabbie several times. 

    The attacking driver then reached into the victim's car and took the keys. The victim, who had just started his job as an Uber driver and was determined to get back his keys, rushed after the other man and held onto the driver's door. That man hit the gas, pinning the victim against a van alongside him and flipping him into the air before screeching off.  

    "I didn't know he was gonna hit the gas," the victim said Wednesday.

    The NYPD said the incident is a good reminder that drivers should stay in their vehicles when encountering other aggressive drivers and take down the information of the other driver, if necessary.