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DEPUTIES LOOKING INTO ROAD RAGE INCIDENT ON INTERSTATE

The Whitley County, Kentucky Sheriff’s Department is searching for a man they say assaulted a truck driver in a suspected road rage incident. It happened early last night (Tuesday, December 5, 2017) at the I-75 welcome center approximately one mile north of the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. The victim, a semi truck driver, drove to the Pilot Travel Center in Williamsburg, where he told deputies that while traveling northbound in Tennessee he was engaged by a hostile driver. The victim said that when we exited at the rest area, the hostile driver confronted and physically assaulted him. The victim said the assailant “pistol whipped” him with a revolver, and the firearm discharged one round during the altercation. The victim was not struck by the bullet, but the bullet did pass through the truck’s cab. The assailant fled the scene in what’s believed to be a maroon Ford Taurus. He is described as a black male of light build and approximately 5’8″ tall. He had dreadlocks and the letter “L” tattooed on his neck. The style of the neck tattoo was compared to the monogram associated with University of Louisville. Anybody who witnessed the altercation or recognizes a person with the unique tattoo who was driving through Tennessee and Whitley County on that date is encouraged to contact Whitley County E911 at (606) 549-6017.

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