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Trial ordered in Banksville road rage incident

| Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Scott man accused of trying to punch the wife of Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Chris Snyder after a traffic incident in Banksville was ordered to stand trial following a preliminary hearing in Pittsburgh Municipal Court on Wednesday.

Subhash A. Modhwadia, 44, was ordered by District Judge Derwin Rushing to stand trial on charges including aggravated assault, simple assault and criminal mischief. He remains jailed pending bond.

Pittsburgh police said Modhwadia flew into a rage June 15 as a result of a near-crash with the Snyders and followed them into the BP station at Banksville Road and Potomac Avenue, where he blocked their sports utility vehicle with his motor scooter and began kicking the passenger side door.

Modhwadia ripped a mirror off the SUV and attempted to punch driver Carla Snyder before passersby helped subdue him and police arrested him, police said.

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