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Tennessee road rage assailant charged with attempted murder

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Tennessee road rage has led to an attempted murder charge for one man, according to Dec. 17 Associated Press report. Rodney Lee Scott allegedly shot a motor biker multiple times and nearly hit another with his SUV after backing into them in Tennessee.

Scott, who was driving an SUV almost, ran over bikers Tyler Lakin and J. R. Tristler. After they waved at him, he made an obscene gesture and backed his car into the bikers, knocking Tristler over.

The Inquisitr reports that Scott fled the scene after the accident, but the bikers and some witnesses followed him home and called the police. Scott subsequently came out of his home with a gun in each hand, shouting out racial slurs and shooting at the bikers. He hit Lakin four times; three times in the back and once in the wrist, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Department. He is listed in stable condition at a local hospital.

This is not Scott’s first road rage incident on the same road. According to the Inquisitr, Scott engaged in similar behavior in 2002. He reportedly stopped a car and assaulted the passenger. Charges against him were dismissed after he completed his probation.

It appears in this instance, Scott may be spending a bit more time in jail. In addition to the attempted murder charge, he was charged with attempted assault and leaving the scene of an accident. The Sheriff's office said Scott was in jail on a $1 million bond.



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