GASTONIA, N.C. — http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/gastonia-lawyer-says-he-rammed-cars-beca...
"A Gaston County defense attorney is accused of repeatedly ramming a car on a busy road in Gastonia early Thursday.The man, who for almost 40 years has come to court and taken the attorney's chair, is now in jail clothes speaking in his own defense. Jay Stroud says he's battling mental illness.
"I took my medication faithfully," he said tearfully to the judge. "I am no danger to myself or anyone."
But Gastonia police reports indicate he was a danger on Hudson Boulevard when witnesses say just before 5 a.m. he repeatedly swerved to hit a car driving beside him.
The other driver and a separate witness told police that when they came to a stop light, Stroud then rammed the truck in front of him several times.
The lawyer argued to the judge that the other drivers were out to get him.
"I was the victim. Satan was with them and the other officer," Stroud said.
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