MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police say man, whose young kids were in the car, took out his rage on another driver.
Freddie Smith has been charged with aggravated assault and four counts of reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon (vehicle).
Amy Burress said she was on White Station near Walnut Grove when the nightmare began.
She said Smith cut her off, they exchanged words, and then he got out a club and started beating her car.
“His body was half out my window and he was with all of his might hitting my window,” said Burress.
Burress said after she pulled in front of Smith, he rammed her Suzuki twice, causing her car to spin all the way around.
“It was in slow motion. I was just spinning thinking, what was happening, and then when I saw him coming at me, I was thinking, this is it,” said Burress.
Despite what happened to her, Burress was able to follow Smith and gave a 911 operator his location.
She said after police stopped him, she was stunned to see him get out of his SUV with his wife, baby and two small children.
“The force he hit me…I’m sure those kids were knocked about,” said Burress.
Burress has a bruised arm and stiff neck.
She can’t believe something so small led to something so serious, and says if you’re that angry, you shouldn’t be on the road.
“I’m more shaken up now because it has just set in and it could have been so much worse,” she said.
Smith has been arrested for reckless driving before.
He is being held on $50,000 bond.