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Pontiac driver arraigned over road rage incident

Mike Martindale
The Detroit News

Pontiac — A Pontiac woman has been arraigned in a case of road rage that put a woman in the hospital with serious injuries.

Chane Caprice Thomas was in Pontiac’s 50th District Court Friday afternoon for assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, a felony which has a penalty of up to 10 years in prison, and assault with a dangerous weapon (vehicle), a felony which carries up to four years in prison.

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Offices says the incident occurred about 12:15 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of the Oakland Point Shopping Center at 310 Telegraph, in front of the Big Lots store, but the dispute began in Pontiac near State and Johnson about a mile away.

A preliminary investigation showed a 2008 Jeep Patriot and a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix both entered the shopping complex on the northeast corner of Elizabeth and Telegraph roads when the Jeep driver — a 52-year-old Pontiac woman — jumped out of her vehicle with a baseball bat.

The Grand Prix driver — a 44-year-old Pontiac woman — backed up and struck the woman and then fled the scene.

The Grand Prix was spotted in Waterford Township by Waterford police who stopped it and arrested the driver on suspicion of felonious assault with a vehicle.

The victim was taken to McLaren Hospital in Pontiac where she was reportedly in critical condition.

The Grand Prix driver was not injured in the crash and it is not known if the incident involves alcohol or drug use, deputies said.

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