Crime

Loris man reports road rage, assault incident in Conway

A 28-year-old Loris man told Conway police he was assaulted by a man, who accused him of cutting him off in traffic, as they drove along U.S. 701 North into the city, according to a police report.

The victim told police that he got into the left lane and there was another vehicle behind him that the driver tried to get over and beat him into the left lane, according to the report. The victim said he was in his company work truck and the vehicle was unable to get around him and that appeared to upset the other driver.

The victim said the other driver began blowing his horn and made obscene hand gestures, according to the report. The victim said when they stopped at the light at 16th Avenue and Main Street, the other driver got out of his vehicle and hit his window.

The victim said he rolled down his window and the other driver, a man, yelled and cursed at him for cutting him off, according to the report. The victim said he apologized for possibly cutting him off in traffic and said his truck has some blind spots and he thought the road was clear.

The victim said the suspect then grabbed him by the shirt, held up his fist and threatened to hit him, according to the report. The victim said he jabbed the man in the throat, which caused the suspect to step down off the truck and cough, so the victim drove away.

The victim said he went to the police department to report the incident, according to the report. He said his supervisor told him to get a police report about the incident.

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