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Alleged Xanax Fiend Busted in Road Rage Attack

Took crow bar to woman's car after accident



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    Cops found 24 pills believed to be Xanax in Samuel Ekus' possession.

    So much for anti-anxiety.

    Cops arrested a man who was allegedly high on Xanax when he took a crow bar to a woman's car in Long Island.

    Samuel Ekus, of Lake Ronkonkoma, got into a car accident with a 20-year-old woman on Sunrise Highway at 2 p.m., police say.

    Rather than handle the situation calmly, he freaked out.

    Police say the 30-year-old man emerged from his 1993 Mazda, approached the woman in the other vehicle, threatened her and tried to pull her out of the car. When he found the doors locked, cops say Ekus returned to his car, pulled out a crow bar and smashed out the woman's rear window on the driver's side.

    Cops responding to a report of the car accident discovered Ekus in a blind rage and arrested him without incident. They found 24 pills believed to be the anti-anxiety drug Xanax in his possession and added possession of a controlled substance to a laundry list of charges, which included menacing, criminal mischief, possession of a dangerous weapon, driving while impaired by drugs and driving an uninsured vehicle.

    The 20-year-old woman Ekus attacked, along with a 28-year-old woman who had been in Ekus' car, were both taken to a local hospital with minor injuries, police said.

    Ekus's arraignment is scheduled for today in Hempstead. The name of his attorney, if he retained one, was not immediately available.