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SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -
An Upstate man is accused of attacking another driver with a baton in a fit of road rage after the victim ran a stop sign, according to deputies.
Spartanburg County deputies said they were called to Independence Drive in Roebuck where the victim reported he was hit by another driver - both his car and his face.
Deputies said the victim was at a stop sign and went to turn left and another SUV approached with his blinker on to turn, too. The victim told deputies he saw the other driver, later identified as Christopher Vaughn, waiving his arms at him.
According to the report, Vaughn followed after the victim and as they continued, he felt a bump on his car, so he pulled into a driveway to turn around. The report said Vaughn then pulled in behind the victim, blocking his car.
Deputies said Vaughn came over to the victim's car, opened the door and began to hit him with his hands and a baton, then seconds later he got back in his SUV and drove off.
According to the report, the victim drove to a nearby relative's home, found his car damaged, then called deputies. Deputies said they were able to use the tag number the victim got and went to Vaughn's house, where they found an SUV matching the description that also had paint on it from the victim's car.
When they asked Vaughn what happened, he told deputies he was driving and had a moment of road rage, according to the report. The report said Vaughn admitted to running the vehicle down and trying to overtake the victim's car after the man ran a stop sign.
Vaughn said he did not know he had hit the man's car, but said he did get out of his SUV, curse at the man and point his baton at him, according to the report.
Deputies said they took Vaughn's baton and arrested him on charges of assault and battery third-degree and malicious injury to personal property.
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