A 55-year-old truck driver from Jacksonville is facing charges of attempted murder, aggravated battery and battery following a road rage incident at 11:35 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 75 in Marion County.
Michael Kelly was arrested by the Florida Holiday Patrol after he allegedly struck a man in the face and then took off his belt, struck the man with it and wrapped it around the man’s neck. The man had been driving a Jeep SUV when Kelly repeatedly bumped the vehicle with his semi in an attempt to get the man to pull over. Once the man had pulled over and exited his vehicle, the physical altercation, during which Kelly allegedly threatened to kill the man, ensued. The victim called out to a woman in his SUV to retrieve his gun and Kelly stopped the aggression, according to the FHP report.