July 17, 2024

Crime

The alleged street rage incident occurred after the biker “made a gesture to point out disapproval” of the girl’s driving, Medford Police stated.

A driver is dealing with prices after she allegedly hit and dragged a motorcyclist who “made a gesture to point out disapproval” of her driving Thursday, Medford police stated. 

The hit-and-run crash occurred round 8:30 a.m. close to Brooks Elementary Faculty on Excessive Avenue, the Medford Police Division stated in a launch. Officers arrived to discover a motorcyclist who had suffered minor accidents and was receiving care from Medford firefighters and emergency medical providers. 

The unidentified motorcyclist informed police {that a} feminine driver had been following him intently for a few mile. He reportedly made a gesture of disapproval when she handed him on the left aspect and crossed the double line on the street, in line with the discharge.

In response, police stated, the girl swerved into the motorcyclist and induced him and his bike to fall. The automotive continued to push the bike — with the motorcyclist nonetheless on it — and dragged him about 15 ft up onto the sidewalk, in line with police. 

A witness was in a position to take a photograph of the automotive’s license plate earlier than it fled the scene, and officers tracked down a suspect utilizing the license plate and the motorcyclist’s description of the driving force. 

Lovanie Jeanty, 24, of Everett, was arrested and charged with armed assault with intent to homicide, assault and battery with a harmful weapon, and leaving the scene of an accident involving private damage. It was not instantly clear whether or not she had an legal professional who may converse to the fees.

The motorcyclist was taken to a close-by hospital.