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.

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