Driver Tails Christie Convoy In Road Rage Incident

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) -

A motorist who thought a member of Gov. Chris Christie’s motorcade had cut him off followed the vehicle into a Jersey Shore town early Monday, but the matter was peacefully resolved.

The governor was on his way to his summer residence in Island Beach State Park when the incident occurred, but there was no contact between the vehicles and the motorist was not speeding or driving aggressively, a Christie spokesman said.

Christie was not in the sport utility vehicle that was being followed. He continued on to the residence, while the SUV being followed pulled into the Seaside Park police department’s parking lot.

The state trooper driving that SUV and the motorist who was following it then got out of their vehicles and discussed what had happened. No charges were filed.

Christie’s motorcade usually involves the governor as a passenger in the first vehicle, which is followed closely by a second vehicle. Both vehicles are driven by state troopers who are dressed in plain clothes.