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February 7, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Road rage incident ends in sledgehammer attack

The State Patrol says a driver was attacked with a small sledgehammer following a road rage incident this morning on Highway 167.

The alleged assault happened at 6:38 a.m. following a two-car collision near Interstate 405. The victim, a 33-year-old Renton man, wasn’t seriously hurt.

According to the State Patrol, the driver of  a GMC minivan rear-ended the victim’s Nissan 300ZX. The driver of the Nissan allegedly responded by pulling in front of the minivan and slamming on his brakes, forcing the minivan off the freeway.

Both drivers pulled onto the right shoulder and began arguing. The minivan driver then allegedly struck the Renton man on the shoulder with the sledgehammer, the State Patrol says.

The driver of the minivan, a Bothell man, was booked into King County Jail for investigation of assault. The driver of the Nissan was cited for negligent driving.

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