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78-year-old man assaulted during M-59 road rage in Shelby Township

It was just after 8 p.m. this past Monday night when two drivers had an issue with changing lanes on M-59 between Van Dyke and Dequindre in Shelby Township.

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – It was just after 8 p.m. this past Monday night when two drivers had an issue with changing lanes on M-59 between Van Dyke and Dequindre in Shelby Township.

That's when police say one driver stopped his SUV in the middle lane of the Van Dyke freeway, forcing the other car to stop. He got out and punched the other driver -- a 78-year-old man -- several times through the open window.

Eddie Rivera was walking his dogs when he heard the commotion.

"I heard tires screeching here off M-59. There was a bunch of cars stopped and then afterwards there were probably six of eight cop cars out here," he said.

On the busy highways of metro Detroit, many drivers almost expect to see some form of road rage every day.

"It's just random, random acts. Everybody that's driving is not really like that," said Chuck Bailey. "People can have bad days and then it turns into road rage."

Police are still looking for this road-rager. Meanwhile, they have the usual advice not to engage.

Police are looking for a man in an older white or gray SUV. The guy he attacked was driving a red Chevrolet Aveo. The SUV was last seen Monday night right in the middle of M-59.

If you remember anything, call the Shelby Township Police Department.

The 78-year-old man is doing OK. He did not have to go to a hospital.


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