Christmas Day road rage sends 1 to hospital with stab wounds

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 12:55pm

A case of road rage sent a man to the hospital on Christmas with several stab wounds.

The Lafayette Police Department reports that the incident occurred on Tuesday, Dec. 25 at roughly 7:00 p.m. We’re told a 42-year-old man was driving down I-10 westbound when a car drove dangerously close to his vehicle. The victim told officials that he and exchanged hand gestures with the driver, then they both pulled over on the shoulder of I-49 at the intersection with Pont de Mouton.

The two drivers became involved in a physical altercation. During the fight the victim was stabbed multiple times, and the other driver fled the scene in his vehicle.

The victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The only description of the suspect that could be provided is that he’s a white male in his 40’s. The vehicle he was driving is a white panel van.

The incident remains under investigation. If you know anything about this incident call Crime Stoppers at (337) 232-TIPS (8477).

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