Police: Neptune City man threatened driver with bat

A Neptune City man threatened a driver with

A Neptune City man threatened a driver with a baseball bat during a road rage incident, according to Wall Township police. (Credit: File Photo)

WALL TOWNSHIP - A man from Neptune City was arrested after police say he threatened another man with a baseball bat in a road rage incident.

Douglas Morton, 45, was charged with possession of a weapon, disorderly conduct and terroristic threats.

Off-duty Long Branch Police Sgt. Frank Passantino witnessed the exchange and called police. He says that the incident between the two drivers began on Route 18 South. When they reached the intersection of Route 138 and Newbedford Road, both drivers reportedly got out of their cars and began arguing.

Police say that Morton got out of his car with an aluminum baseball bat and threatened to kill the other driver. Sgt. Passantino ordered Morton to drop the bat, according to Wall Township police.

Wall Township police say that the Long Branch officer was able to control the situation until they arrived and arrested Morton.

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