Police catch suspect in violent Pittsfield Township road rage


PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A woman told Michigan State Police she was physically assaulted by another driver Tuesday morning after she was involved in a collision on northbound US-23 near Interstate 94 in Pittsfield Township.

The 36-year-old Belleville woman said she was traveling in slow traffic on the ramp from westbound I-94 to northbound US-23 when a silver or gray Chevrolet Impala passed her on the right and then moved in front of her and braked. The woman said she was unable to stop and struck the Impala.

She said the male driver exited the Impala, came back to her vehicle and began yelling at her and struck her several times with a blunt object while she was seated in her vehicle. She said the male driver returned to his vehicle and left the scene.

The victim drove herself to the University of Michigan Hospital to seek treatment for injuries sustained during the assault. Police said none of her injuries is life threatening.

Troopers utilized information from the victim and witnesses to identify the owner of the other vehicle. Police identified the suspected driver, who is not the owner of the vehicle.

On Wednesday, troopers found the suspect in Romulus and took him into custody. He has been lodged at the Washtenaw County Jail pending arraignment.