NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A semi-truck driver was arrested after an alleged case of road rage on the interstate.
Metropolitan Nashville Police charged 50-year-old Kenneth Gainey with aggravated assault following the Monday incident on Interstate 65 north near W. Trinity Lane.
According to a Davidson County affidavit, the victim told police Gainey blew his semi-truck’s horn after the victim merged in front of him as he got onto the interstate near a construction area.
He claimed Gainey pulled up beside him and tried to run him off the road into a guard rail. The victim said he attempted to get away from the semi-truck, but eventually Gainey pulled his semi behind his car and rammed him, according to the affidavit.
A friend of the victim told NewsChannel 5 that the car was pushed a great distance down the interstate, and was considered a total loss. The victim was reportedly treated and released from the hospital.
The affidavit said Gainey told police he “intentionally rammed [the driver’s vehicle] in order to teach him a lesson” because the victim cut him off and then kept slamming on his brakes while the semi was behind him.
Another witness driving on the interstate told police the semi was driving recklessly and constantly changing lanes.
Gainey bonded out of jail Tuesday morning on $30,000 bond.