Clayton Lucas, 25, was a passenger in a car driving down Route 28 in East Deer Township, northeast of Pittsburgh, on March 4 when the altercation broke out, KDKA reported, citing a criminal complaint.
The driver of the car reportedly was singing Christmas carols, which upset Lucas. He allegedly "reached around [the driver's] seat and began choking him" to the point where he almost lost consciousness, according to the news outlet.
When Pennsylvania State Police tried to arrest Lucas, he allegedly wouldn't cooperate and refused to listen to their orders, before he eventually was taken into custody.
Lucas, according to WTAE, was charged with aggravated assault, among other offenses.