Mount Pleasant Woman Punches Driver After Fender Bender, Police Say
The non-reportable crash ended violently after a woman lost her cool in Caledonia.
A fender bender turned into a physical confrontation after a Mount Plesant woman twice punched a woman in the face at 7:20 a.m. Jan. 9 at the intersection of Highway K and Airline Road.
Ashly Wickey, 31, of Mount Pleasant, was cited for failing to yield the right of way, making an improper-overtaking, disorderly conduct and battery. A 24-year-old Racine woman was driving a 2006 Volkswagon Passat. Wickey was driving a 2009 Lincoln, which had very minor damage.
According to a report by the Caledonia Police Department, Wickey, who was driving her car westbound on Highway K, tried to pass the 24-year-old woman, who was also driving westbound on Highway K. Drivers in the right lane are supposed to merge left. The woman had the right of way, but Wickey didn’t yield and cut in front of her.
The report notes that the damage to both cars was “cosmetic,” as the woman crashed her car into the Wickey’s car. Both women got out of her their car and started to argue.
A witness told police that Wickey punched the woman twice in the face. The woman refused medical treatment. Officers also noted that the damage to the Lincoln was really a “scuff mark,” which they wiped away.
The crash was listed as “non-reportable.”
*This version of the story corrects the name of the person who was cited in this incident. Caledonia Patch regrets the error.