The Porter County Sheriff’s Police is seeking a woman suspected of battering
another motorist on Tuesday in an apparent case of road rage.
According to police, at 6:08 p.m. a motorist reported that she had been
eastbound on C.R. 700N, from the South Haven Library, when a woman in a red
vehicle “came ‘flying up on her’ and began tailgating her. (The motorist)
advised that the woman was driving erratically, slowing down, and then
quickly speeding up to within feet of the rear of her vehicle. (The
motorist) advised she waved the driver to go around her numerous times and
could hear her yelling because her window was slightly ajar.”
On reaching the stop sign at the intersection of C.R. 700N and Meridian
Road, in Liberty Township, the woman exited her vehicle and approached the
motorist, who advised that she “‘stupidly’ opened the door to tell the woman
to go back to her car,” at which point the woman hit her in the face,
continued to punch and scratch her, and tried unsuccessfully to pull her
from her vehicle by her hair.”
A man in a pickup then stopped at the scene and dragged the woman out of the
motorist’s vehicle and back into her own. The suspect then fled the scene.
Police said that the motorist’s left eye was swollen and black and blue and
that she had sustained scratches to her neck and chest.
The suspect was described as a white female in her twenties, shorter than 5’
00’, and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. She may have been intoxicated.
The victim believed the suspect’s vehicle may have been a Dodge Avenger, red