Metro Transit officer pleads guilty in road rage incident

AP News
Posted: Jul 21, 2016 10:37 AM

ASPEN HILL, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a veteran Metro Transit police officer has resigned and could be facing jail time following a road rage incident.

Montgomery County prosecutors say 39-year-old Steven Smith of Sykesville, Maryland, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of second-degree assault and one count of misconduct in office.

Prosecutors say Smith was driving April 12 when he became involved in an altercation with a driver in another vehicle.

At one point, authorities say Smith pulled out his service weapon, stating he was a police officer.

As part of the plea, Smith agreed to resign from Metro Transit Police, and will lose his pension. WRC-TV reports Smith had been a Metro Transit Police officer for the past 15 years.

His sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 21.

Information on Smith's lawyer wasn't available immediately.