The West Windsor Police Department is looking for the driver of a Subaru Forester who allegedly “hurled a racial slur” and spat at a woman in a reported incident of harassment and bias on Princeton-Hightstown Road on Dec. 10.
The man was driving a blue or green Subaru Forester with a Christmas tree on the roof. He was described as a balding white man in his 40s with a thick beard, police said. He was about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighed about 250 pounds, police said.
The incident, which was reported to the police at 1:00 p.m., happened while the victim was teaching her daughter to drive a car. The mother and daughter who were driving stopped at a traffic light at South Mill Road and Princeton Hightstown Road. It took the daughter a little longer to speed through the intersection, police said.
The driver of the Subaru Forester, which was driving directly behind the victim’s vehicle, began honking at the car, police said. He drove into the right lane, and the victim’s daughter stayed in the left lane. The driver allegedly gave the middle finger to the victim and her daughter, and the victim responded in kind, police said.
When the two cars stopped side by side at the intersection of Princeton Hightstown Road and Clarksville Road, the victim rolled down her window and asked the driver of the Subaru to be patient because her daughter was a new and inexperienced driver, police said.
Police said the man’s response was “swear words and racial slurs.” He allegedly spat at the victim and drove off westbound on Princeton Hightstown Road.
The incident was reported to the Bias Unit of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.
Anyone who saw this incident or may know the driver of the Subaru Forester is asked to call Detective Robles at 609-799-1222, the tip line at 609-799-0452 or email Detective Robles at email@example.com.