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Man police say had snow rage to stand trial for allegedly putting gun to plow driver's head



UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A man police said had snow rage will stand trial for allegedly putting a gun to a snow plow driver’s head.

Troopers arrested 64-year-old Richard Eckert, the father of a Union Township supervisor, earlier this month.

“He had a gun to my head,” said plow driver John Abraham.  “He grabbed me by the arm and tried to pull me out of my truck.  He put the gun to the side of my face and said, ‘You’re going to move that snow.’”

Abraham said he was plowing a friend’s driveway, something he does regularly, when the incident happened.

Police said Abraham pushed a small amount of snow into Eckert’s yard, setting him off.

Eckert was arrested on aggravated assault and other charges.  Charges were waived to court on Wednesday.  Eckert is free on bond.

Abraham told Channel 11 he is still in shock and isn’t sleeping very well at night.