Detroit man charged in Macomb Co. road rage incident

Tom Greenwood
The Detroit News

Mount Clemens — A Detroit man remains in the Macomb County Jail after Macomb County Sheriff’s deputies arrested him in an alleged road rage incident.

Steven Eugene Waters, 23, has been charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon/felonious assault (4 years), police officer, fleeing third degree (5 years) and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

According to authorities, the incident began at about 10 p.m. Friday when a Chesterfield Township woman called the sheriff’s office stating that she was a passenger in a pickup that was involved in a road rage incident.

The woman said she and her husband, who was driving, were on Interstate 94 near Roseville when they spotted a driver in a silver Dodge Charger driving in a dangerous and erratic manner.

The woman also said the Charger had rammed their pickup.

The police dispatcher told the woman and her husband to exit the freeway at North River Road and meet deputies at a nearby service station.

When deputies arrived, they found all three individuals outside their vehicles. At that point, Waters allegedly jumped back into his Charger and fled the area.

According to authorities, Waters re-entered the freeway and fled eastbound for about eight miles at speeds of up to 90 mph before rear-ending a 2010 Chrysler minivan containing two women.

Waters was injured in the crash and received first aid from deputies before he was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The two women were not injured in the crash.

Two sheriff’s vehicles received minor damage in the crash.

Waters was released from the hospital on Saturday and brought to the Macomb County Jail where he remains.

TGreenwood@detroitnews.com

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