Man Arrested For Hitting, Threatening Pack Of 20 Motorcyclists
A 44-year-old man from Dawsonville was arrested Sunday, April 28 for aggravated assault with a gun, reckless conduct and warrants.
By Kathleen Sturgeon, Patch Staff | Apr 30, 2019 12:20 pm ET
CUMMING, GA — A man from Dawsonville was arrested Sunday, April 28 after he struck a motorcyclist and threatened others in a group of 20 riders on Ga. 400.
Deputies were notified of a road rage incident happening from Ga. 400 and Martin Road to Ga. 9. Three riders said they were on Ga. 400 in a pack of 20 bikes when the driver of a F150 ran them out of their lane, forcing his way through the lane. One of the last motorcyclists he pushed was struck, according to a police report.
The three riders said they followed the truck to Ga. 9 trying to get the truck driver to stop. The riders said the driver would break check them, making them almost rear-end the truck. The driver also would block the riders from passing by crossing the yellow line, the police report said.
One of the three riders said he was finally able to pass the truck driver, but was shot at while doing so. He said he is hearing impaired, but heard a very loud sound and looked back to see white smoke. The rider then sped up and left the road to call 911.
The other two riders followed him, and the rest of the pack continued to follow the truck until they all later stopped at the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies could not find a weapon on the truck driver, but they did find a weapon near Ga. 400.
Another rider was wearing a GoPro, so deputies downloaded the video which showed the pickup truck running the motorcyclists out of their lanes. The accident was not shown due to the distance between the riders.
Christopher Berchka, 44, from Dawsonville, was arrested for aggravated assault with a gun, reckless conduct and warrants taken out for those charges.
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