Road Rage

Tempers flare at meeting about a proposed toll road.

The meeting in Ellicott was supposed to inform residents about the plan but it quickly turned into a shouting match.

State Representative Richard Decker set up the meeting to answer questions about the toll road which could run near the towns of Peyton and Ellicott.

More than 200 residents of the area packed the cafeteria at Ellicott High School to voice their opinions.

And things got heated to the point where Representative Decker feared for his safety.

"The people got rude. My body was threatened. I was being called a 'liar'. That's why I ended the meeting approximately 20 minutes early."

The bill that will allow the toll road to be built has already passed the House. There will be a hearing before the Senate Transportation Committee this week.