Pawtucket man accused of firing gun in road rage incident arraigned on felony charges

Ailton Carvalho is arraigned in Sixth District Court, Tuesday, June 6, 2023. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A Pawtucket man was arraigned Tuesday on felony charges in connection to an alleged road rage incident.

Ailton Carvalho, 33, entered no plea to a nine-count felony complaint that alleges he fired a gun at a car, pointed it at the passengers, and forced a different car off the road Friday night.

The incident reportedly happened in the area of Broncos Highway in Burrillville.

Burrillville police said Carvalho failed a field sobriety test at the scene.

Ailton Carvalho is seen in Providence District Court, Tuesday, June 6, 2023. (WLNE)

He faces several offenses, including multiple counts of felony assault and battery and carrying a weapon while under the influence of alcohol.

A judge lessened his bail to $75,000 surety bond. It was initially set at $100,000.

In exchange for the decreased bail, Carvalho must give up his firearms and his passport.

Carvalho is due back in court on Sept. 6.

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