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Va. motorcyclist arrested after attacking car carrying infant

Friday - 6/10/2011, 4:28pm  ET

Amy Hunter, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - A case of road rage escalated on Interstate 66 on Friday morning and ended with one man in the hospital, and then in jail.

Police say Michael C. Edwards, 36, of Gainesville, was driving eastbound behind a 2005 Honda at about 8 a.m. when the Honda suddenly braked. As Edwards passed between the Honda and another vehicle, police say his motorcycle struck the Honda's side mirror.

When both vehicles pulled over near Exit 48, police say Edwards approached the Honda, began yelling at the driver and smashed out the driver's side window with his helmet.

Police say the male driver of the Honda -- from Marshall, Va. -- and his infant child inside the car were not hurt.

Edwards suffered minor cuts on his arm and was taken to Prince William Hospital for treatment. He has been charged with reckless driving, destruction of property and misdemeanor assault and battery, and is being held on a $5,000 bond.

WTOP's Kristi King contributed to this report. Follow Kristi and WTOP on Twitter.

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