Spray-and-Run Road Rager Cited for Battery

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'Spray-and-Run' Road Rager Cited for Battery
'Spray-and-Run' Road Rager Cited for Battery

A road rage incident on Tuesday afternoon in Sheridan ended in an unusual spray-and-run. Authorities later tracked down the perpetrator the next day. He was ultimately cited for battery. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has the story.

At about 1:43 p.m. on Tuesday, Lt. Chris Dahmke with the Sheridan Police Department says authorities received a report about a disagreement between two drivers on the 1400 block of Wesco Court. Officers were dispatched to the scene, and Lt. Dahmke describes how events unfolded.

Because the driver who used the pepper spray has not been formally charged, the police department does not typically release the names of those involved. As Lt. Dahmke explains, the sprayer fled the scene before authorities caught up with him.

Dahmke says the victim is doing fine at this time, but the initial blast of pepper spray causes physical discomfort for at least 20 to 30 minutes. A Sheridan business owner in the area allowed the victim to use their restroom facilities - and assisted him in washing off the mace.

The perpetrator will make an appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court on Thursday, May 23 at 2 p.m. We'll have more on this story later next week.

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