Drivers Face Charges After Beltway Brawl

Accident leads to extreme case of road rage.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011  |  Updated 4:00 PM EDT
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Drivers Face Charges After Beltway Brawl

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An extreme case of road rage led to a brawl on the Beltway, according to Maryland State Police.

Now, two drivers face assault charges.

It all started Monday during the evening rush when tempers are already flared. Troopers say a tractor trailer and a Ford F-250 got into an accident on I-495 near Route 355.

Witnesses told investigators, Edward Manners, Jr., 44, started fighting with Michael Ramsey, 43 on the side of the road. Then, witnesses said they saw Manners hit Ramsey in the head with a wooden club.

When troopers showed up, they took Manners to jail and rescuers took Ramsey to the hospital.
Maryland State Police planned to charge him with assault with he got out of the hospital.

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