A Morgan County woman wants to pursue charges against a man who sparked a road rage episode on a recent evening while traveling on U.S. Highway 441 in Oconee County.
Deputies met with the 64-year-old resident of Madison at a gas station in Farmington, where she described the reckless behavior of the man on Dec. 21 soon after they left Watkinsville, according to an Oconee County sheriff’s report.
The woman told officers that at about 6:30 p.m. she was traveling on Hwy. 441 in the left lane when a Ford pickup approached from the rear in the right lane. The truck attempted to pass, but was blocked by other traffic, so the man made an “erratic lane change” behind her, and followed her closely until the pickup aggressively passed her, according to the report.
As the pickup passed, the male driver threw a container of liquid that hit her passenger side window, so she called 911, according to the report.
She followed the pickup and took down the license plate, but the pickup kept brake checking her and once came to a stop in the road, where the man exited and approached her with his fists clenched and cursing, according to the report.
When the man saw her on the phone, he got back into his pickup and sped off, but the woman told deputies she followed him again, observing him pass several vehicles on a double yellow line and once almost colliding with an ambulance that was traveling with its siren and lights activated.
The deputy ran the tag and the ownership came back to a 44-year-old resident of Eatonton. The deputy reported he tried calling the man, but no one answered the phone.
The woman told the deputy she wants to pursue charges against the offender.