Corrections officer pepper-sprayed man in road rage incident

LEOMINSTER, Mass. (WHDH) – A corrections officer has allegedly been involved in a road rage incident where he pepper-sprayed a man.

John Williams was driving home with his six-year-old daughter when he saw a man cut a woman off on the road.

The man, Stephen Carrier, 46, a corrections officer at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Facility in Shirley, got into a heated argument with the woman, which Williams tried to stop.

Williams told police when he saw Carrier get out of his gold Cadillac, he told him to get back in his car and "stop acting like a child."

The father drove away and pulled into the driveway of his Leominster home only to discover that Carrier had followed him.

"I asked him to leave or I'd call the police. He didn't like that answer he took a couple steps back and sprayed me with pepper spray," Williams said.

Williams fought back, but Carrier left not too long after.

The corrections officer has been arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.