A driver from Nebraska who police said was the aggressor in a road rage incident in Monroe County on Saturday is in jail and awaiting charges after he tried to ram deputies’ squad cars during a pursuit, Sheriff Neal Rohlfing said Monday.
Rohlfing said deputies were dispatched at 11:50 p.m. Saturday for a road rage incident near Bluff Road and HH Road. Responding deputies found the alleged aggressor, Michael D. Davis, 28, of Cortland, Neb., and conducted a traffic stop.
Rohlfing said Davis then drove off during the stop and tried to ram pursuing deputies’ squad cars on several occasions during the ensuing chase.
Deputies eventually successfully stopped Davis near a fuel station on Illinois 3 west of Red Bud and arrested him for aggravated fleeing and possession of stolen vehicle registration.
Rohlfing added that Davis’ criminal history includes possession of stolen property, sexual assault of a child and three arrests for failing to register as a sex offender.
Charges against Davis are expected to be filed Tuesday.