Sunday, March 7, 2010

Arraignment Date Set In Road Rage Case

A May 14th court date has been set for a number of individuals involved in a road rage incident on I-40 last week. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says it apparently began with an altercation at the Park and Ride lot near the interchange of I-40 and Highway 56. When it was over, four people had been charged. 33-year-old David W. Marts of Silver Point is charged with reckless endangerment for allegedly "playing bumper cars on the public roadway." He was also charged with aggravated assault for intentionally ramming his vehicle into another. But authorities say the driver of the other car is also charged with aggravated assault for intentionally ramming her vehicle into that of Marts. She was identified as 19-year-old Anda Whittenburg of Cookeville. And the highway patrol says 22-year-old Phillip Coggins of Cookeville is facing the same charge because he allegedly switched driving places with Whittenburg during the altercation. Meanwhile, 20-year-old Richard Helm of Silver Point is charged with robbery for allegedly taking cash from Whittenburg by force -- an incident that apparently sparked the whole thing.