A Faulkner County man was arrested in Conway after an incident described by conway police as “road rage.”
According to Conway Police Department public information officer Chris Harris, early Tuesday afternoon a 28-year-old woman was traveling north on Washington Avenue with a 3-year-old child whose medical condition requires that he use a wheelchair.
The woman’s fiance, identified by Harris as 28-year-old Rocky Taylor of 224 B Union Road (extreme western Faulkner County), followed the woman in a 1989 Ford truck, and as she entered the lane at the intersection of Washington and Donaghey avenues to go straight, Taylor pulled into the left turn lane and allegedly tried to initiate or continue a conversation or argument.
When the light turned green, Harris said, the woman went straight in her Mazda minivan and Taylor turned left, then right into a gas station at the northwest corner of Washington and Donaghey avenues, accelerating through the fuel pump area and intercepting his fiance’s vehicle as it continued north.
The front passenger side of Taylor’s pickup collided with the front driver’s side of his fiance’s minivan, Harris said, redirecting the minivan head-on into a tree.
Neither the woman nor the child were injured, Harris said, though MEMS was sent to evaluate the child as a precaution.
Taylor drove away from the wrecked minivan without stopping to check its occupants, Harris said, and was arrested later Tuesday afternoon at his construction job site near Cleveland and Hunter streets.
Taylor, who told police that he was on probation for a second-degree domestic battery conviction out of Johnson County, Mo., at the time of his arrest, was being held Tuesday on suspicion of two counts aggravated assault with a vehicle, reckless driving, driving on a suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to render aid.
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