Man arrested in suspect road rage hit-and-run in Nebraska
Authorities have arrested a Nebraska driver who is suspected of ramming a woman with his pickup truck and then fleeing after a suspected road rage altercation.
STOCKVILLE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Nebraska driver who is suspected of ramming a woman with his pickup truck and then fleeing after a suspected road rage altercation.
The Nebraska State Patrol said in a news release Wednesday that Dewaine Nichols, 50, of North Platte, has been booked into the Frontier County Jail on suspicion of assault and attempted motor vehicle homicide. He also had an active warrant from Lincoln County. It isn’t immediately clear whether he has an attorney.
The patrol said it responded Tuesday night to a crash scene, where a woman reported that she had been engaged in a road rage incident that had lasted for several miles. She said that both vehicles had stopped and she had exited her vehicle to confront the other driver.
She said her boyfriend pulled up as the driver of the other vehicle accelerated, struck her and drove off. Her injuries weren’t life-threatening and her boyfriend pursued the truck until loosing sight of it, the patrol said.
The truck was located about 1 1/2 hours later near the scene of the crash, and Nichols was taken into custody.