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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Swanson road rage incident
A man described as homeless was jailed Monday after he allegedly rammed a car several times following an argument with the other driver. Newport Patrol Officer Jessy Burgess said he responded to the Eastport Bridge on East Broadway at 12:15 am, where he found Jessee Vendetti, 29, Rebels Raod, Newport seated in her car and complaining of injuries. Another female passenger in the 1993 Honda was not injured, however the driver of the car had reportedly fled the scene. The second vehicle, a 2002 Honda van had fled the scene following the road rage incident. Officer Burgess said he found the van parked on the Old Asheville Highway, and the driver was lying on the roadway nearby. Johnathan Swanson, 44, Kodak told the officer he argued with the driver of the Vendetti vehicle, "let his emotions get the best of him, rammed the auto several times and then fled the scene." Swanson was jailed on charges of reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. Vendetti was taken by First Call EMS to the Newport Medical Center for treatment. The driver of her car who is unidentified faces charges of possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia after those items were found in the auto.

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