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Ex-Forbes Exec Charged With Road Rage In School Bus Incident In Fairfield

James Berrien
James Berrien Photo Credit: Fairfield Police Department

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The former president and publisher of Forbes magazine was arrested on “road rage” charges after he attempted to argue with a school bus driver letting off elementary school-age children four days before Christmas in Fairfield, police said.

James Berrien, 64, of Sturges Highway, Westport, turned himself in to police on Jan. 31. He was charged with breach of peace and disorderly conduct, police said. He was released on a promise to appear in court on Feb. 15, police said.

The First Student driver told police he was the victim of the incident shortly before 4 p.m. Dec. 21.

While traveling on Morehouse Lane in the area of Cedar Road, a disagreement occurred at a stop sign between the bus driver and Berrien, police said.

Berrien then followed the school bus, got out of his vehicle and attempted to exchange words with the school bus driver as he was letting students off the bus, police said

Parents of students awaiting their children witnessed the interaction and intervened, according to the report.

Follow-up investigation from the Fairfield Police School Safety Unit resulted in a judge signing an arrest warrant for Berrien, police said.

The lawyer for Berrien, Robert Golger, told the Connecticut Post that his client “strongly disagrees” with the police report of the incident and “looks forward to his day in court.”

Berrien, former chairman of the board of Connecticut College, is a principal in an executive search firm in Westport, the Post said.

Click here to read the story at the Connecticut Post.

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