Lebanon City man jailed in road rage incident with wife

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Thomas Fradera

LEBANON, Pa. – A Lebanon City man faces multiple charges in the aftermath of a road rage incident over the weekend with his wife.  City police responded at about 7:12 pm last Sunday to the 400 block of North 12th Street for a report of a vehicle intentionally striking another.  Upon arrival a 42 year old woman told officers that she had been driving north on 12th Street at Lehman Street.  She was arguing with her husband, identified later as 45 year old Thomas Fradera, who was following her in his vehicle.

She said that her husband rammed his vehicle into the rear of hers several times.  He then pushed her for more than a block north on 12th Street with his vehicle. She said that she attempted to use her brakes and emergency brake but was unable to stop her vehicle. Fradera pushed her over a block, at times into the opposite lane of traffic. He fled the scene prior to police arrival.  His wife was not injured.

Later that same evening at about 8 pm police were dispatched to the 400 block of South 12th Street for a motor vehicle accident.  Fradera, identified as the suspect from the original incident had struck three parked vehicles.

It was determined that Fradera was under the influence of alcohol.  Police also found a 9mm handgun in his vehicle.

Fradera is charged with Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Possession of a Firearm w/out a License, Reckless Driving and DUI.  Following arraignment he was sent to Lebanon County Correctional Facility on $20,000 bail.