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Motorist tried to fight a trucker after causing a crash, cops say


Tennessee police arrested and charged a motorist who drove dangerously, caused a crash, then attempted to physically fight a semi truck driver.

The incident occurred just before 5 p.m. on July 20 in Johnson City, Tennessee.

According to a news release from the Johnson City Police Department, a dangerous driver was reported driving a white Ford SUV westbound on I-26.

Several callers told police that the driver of the white SUV was swerving in and out of traffic and braking abruptly.

Police say that this aggressive driving continued along I-26 until Exit 13, when the white SUV driver forced a tractor trailer onto the off ramp.

Then police say that the SUV “drove through the grass median and cut in front of the tractor and trailer causing a collision.” After causing the crash, the SUV struck a guardrail.

The 30 year old SUV driver Kevin T. Hartsell then got out of his vehicle and attempted to fight the truck driver.

No injuries were reported.

Hartsell was arrested and charged with Felony Reckless Endangerment. He was held at the Washington County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.


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