As we previously reported, this week’s episode of Teen Mom 2 will feature the headline-grabbing road rage incident in which Jenelle Eason reportedly followed another driver to his home (with Jace in the vehicle) and pulled a gun out. MTV has released the first dramatic preview clip of the incident, which shows how the whole thing got started.
In the clip, Jenelle is driving on a four-lane divided highway with Jace in the passenger side front seat. A white Ford F-150 pickup truck can be seen speeding up in the driver’s side lane in an attempt to pass Jenelle, but encounters a slower vehicle and is unable to get around her.
After that, the driver begins to follow Jenelle closely and she gets irritated. “Dude, are you kidding me right now?” Jenelle asks as Jace peers backwards at the truck. “This dude is behind me,” Jenelle continues. “Dude, I will go so slow if he keeps tailgating me. I will go slow the whole way.”
The pickup is finally able to speed around Jenelle and Jace on the passenger side, and he proceeds to pull in front of Jenelle and slam on his brakes — just as Jenelle described in her 911 call. You can see Jenelle’s phone fly forward from her lap onto the floorboard as she yells: “Are you f**king kidding me dude?! OH. MY. GOD.”
Jenelle asks Jace for his phone and she begins to place the call to 911 just as the clip ends.
Here’s the video:
Obviously, the most highly anticipated part of the incident is yet to come, but at this point it CLEARLY seems that Jenelle was in the right to be upset! She was traveling at a speed that was equal to, and even higher than, the other drivers on the road, and the driver of the truck was in a reckless hurry to get around her. Then, to pass her and brake check her — especially after seeing Jace in the front seat?! I would have been furious too! I don’t think I would have followed the guy to his house, but still.
I admit I am anxious to see how this all plays out! But I swear, if MTV does yet another cliffhanger where the episode essentially ends where this preview ends, I’m gonna be just like Jenelle in the clip!
Be sure to catch the Teen Mom 2 episode, aptly titled “Road Rage,” this Monday night at 19/8c on MTV.
* The clip has inspired some questions online about Jace riding in the front seat and whether or not that is legal in North Carolina. It is. Here is more information from BuckleUpNC.org:
According to North Carolina law, children less than age 5 and less than 40 pounds must be in the back seat in vehicles with active passenger-side front airbags. However, the recommendation is to keep kids in the back seat until they are 12 or 13. Rear-facing car seats cannot be installed in front of an active airbag. The child could be seriously injured or killed if there is a crash and the airbag deploys.
It is legal, though not necessarily recommended, for a child to ride in the front seat if any of the following apply:
» The vehicle has no front passenger air bag
» The vehicle has a front passenger air bag that is turned off with an on/off switch
» The vehicle has no rear seat
» The child is 5 years or older
» The child weighs 40 pounds or more
If a child needs to ride in the front seat, you should still use a car seat or booster seat where appropriate. However, rear-facing seats can NEVER be used in front of an active airbag. Rear-facing car seats must always be in the back seat unless the vehicle has no front passenger airbag or unless the front passenger airbag can be turned off.
For forward-facing kids in harness seats or booster seats in the front seat, move the front seat back to move it away from the airbag or turn the airbag off in vehicles with an airbag on/off switch.
Children of any age are allowed to ride in the front seat of vehicles that do not have a back seat (such as single cab pickup trucks or two-seater sports cars) however rear-facing seats can only be installed in the vehicle if the vehicle has no airbag or if the airbag can be disabled.