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One Man Injured Another Arrested in Road Rage Fight

HAMILTON, Ohio (Larry Davis) -- An altercation between two drivers on a local bridge sends one man to the hospital and lands another man in jail.

Investigators say road rage led to the violence on the High-Main bridge in Hamilton. 

The victim, Joseph Miracle, tells Local 12 News the attacker, David Wesley, went after him.  When he held up his hand to protect his face, Wesley used some kind of sharp object and cut right through Miracle's wrist to the bone.  He fears there may be permanent damage.

32-year-old David Wesley was arraigned Monday morning in Hamilton Municipal Court.  A judge set his bond at 40,000 dollars cash.  Wesley was charged with felonious assault following the road rage incident Sunday night.

The incident started with words and ended with violence.

Officer Kristy Collins of the Hamilton Police Department said, "Some more words were exchanged and the suspect reached over and cut the top of the victim's hand and then went back to his vehicle and drove off."

The incident started at a railroad crossing on Martin Luther King Dr.  30-year-old Joseph Miracle  says something angered the driver of a pick-up truck. 

Miracle spoke to Local 12 News over the phone Monday and says the driver blew his horn and began following him.  He said the driver would pass him multiple times, get in front of him and slam on his brakes.  This continued on to High Street until both vehicles came to a stop light.

When the vehicles stopped Miracle, who was able to identify his attacker as David Wesley, says he was slashed with a knife or some type of razor.  He drove himself to Fort Hamilton Hospital for treatment.

Police say they later arrested Wesley based on information from the victim.

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