Lehigh Acres man cleared of aggravated battery charge in ‘road rage’ incident

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Damion Prashad. Photo via the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

UPDATE: Prashad was found not guilty of aggravated battery or leaving the scene of a crash. Prashad was found guilty of willful reckless driving and not having a valid driver’s license.

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. – A 35-year-old man was arrested Monday following a road rage incident, Lee County deputies said.

Damion Prashad, of Durland Avenue, faces charges of aggravated battery after he allegedly harassed another driver.

The victim and his passenger were driving down Lee Boulevard when Prashad, who was directly in front of him, started “brake-checking” him in his blue Mini Cooper and stopped in the middle of the road, according to the sheriff’s office.

However, the victim drove around Prashad and continued toward his intended destination at Hope Hospice.

But Prashad followed the victim and when they reached the roundabout at Beth Stacey Boulevard and Business Way, Prashad entered the roundabout in the wrong direction in order to block the victim, deputies said.

The pair then engaged in a heated argument with Prashad, who claimed he was a police officer. He presented his wallet to them as if he was showing a badge, according to deputies.

After they returned to their vehicles, Prashad allegedly continued to follow them to Hope Hospice. When they arrived at the entrance, deputies say he struck the victim as he was getting out of the car.

The victim fell onto the hood, grabbed a hold of the windshield wiper and ripped it from the Mini Cooper, the sheriff’s office said.

The victim only sustained minor cut to his finger.

No other injuries were reported.

Prashad was released Tuesday on a $15,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court May 22.

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