Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Take It To The Limit - Road Rage

Trooper: Irate driver hits man with sledge hammer

Feb 08 2012
Associated Press

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says an irate driver apparently whacked a man with a small sledge hammer in a road rage dispute.

Trooper Julie Startup, whose father was a Washington State motorists assistance patrolmen who had his name legally changed, says authorities responded early Tuesday to a report of a two-car collision on State Route 167 in the Renton area. They found a 33-year-old Renton man rubbing his left shoulder.

The man, who was driving a Nissan 300ZX, said he'd been hit by the driver of a minivan with a sledge hammer.

Startup says the Nissan and minivan drivers described a lane change and some aggressive driving that ended with their vehicles colliding.

Brett Carter of Bothell was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon. The unidentified Nissan driver was cited with negligent driving.

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