Video of a physical road rage confrontation receives thousands of views

Posted at 5:49 PM, Sep 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-14 19:16:21-04

PAWNEE, Okla. -- A video of a physical road rage confrontation in Pawnee has been viewed more than 25,000 times online.

The incident happened on Sunday on a rural road.

The almost 10 minute long video shows motorcyclists riding on the side of a truck. A few minutes in, the truck stops and the driver gets out. He starts pounding on one of the motorcycle riders who is identified as an OSU student.

"The video that is uploaded on YouTube I can say does not capture the full extent of both parties, the events leading up to the initial encounter, as well as the conduct that happened after the video on YouTube ends," Assistant District Attorney Kyle Alderson said. 

Other people show up to the scene. One has a shotgun. Another has a knife.

"It is my understanding that several of the people involved know each other or are related to each other," Alderson said. "To what extent they had knowledge of all of this prior to becoming involved or just happened upon the incident, that is all being flushed out."

The Pawnee County Sheriff's Office is investigating. They will turn their evidence over to the District Attorney's Office who will decide if formal charges will be filed.

Alderson said once they receive the reports from the sheriff's office, they will determine if arrests need to be made. He said it is too early to say if people on both sides of the fight will be charged.

One person has been arrested. Paul Wiseley, 60, was booked on Tuesday for probable cause on charges of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, robbery and compiling a felony. He bonded out.

Alderson did not know the extent of the injuries of the people in the video.


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