DERRY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — State police have filed charges in an extreme case of road rage in Westmoreland County.
The incident happened last month on Route 22 in Derry Township.
It began when a dispute between the driver of a Toyota Prius and a motorcylist quickly escalated.
Police say the driver of the Prius, 40-year old Craig Woodward, forced the motorcyclist into the jersey barrier then stuck a metal rod out of the window and struck him at least three times.
The motorcyclist was injured, but was able to get a partial license plate number off of the Prius.
After KDKA aired a story about the incident last month, viewers called police with more tips that helped to identify the driver.
The motorcyclist then identified Woodward out of a police lineup.
Woodward is facing aggravated assault and numerous related charges.
He was placed in the Westmoreland County Jail and released after posting $10,000 bond.