Hagerstown man arrested after road rage incident

WASHINGTON – A Maryland man faces multiple criminal charges after ramming the back of another car causing a crash and then a fight on Interstate 70 east of Hagerstown Friday afternoon.

Maryland State Police say that Leslie Fabian Rojas-Cartagena, 24 of Hagerstown, chased another motorist for roughly 10 miles beginning near Halfway Boulevard along Interstate 81 and then onto eastbound I-70. Both vehicles were speeding when Rojas-Cartagena intentionally hit the back of the Toyota Matrix he was chasing with the front of his Toyota Corolla.

The Matrix spun out of control and ended up in the median of I-70 near White Hall Road, police say.

When police arrived, a state trooper found Rojas-Cartagena out of his car, armed with a golf club and yelling at his 20-year-old ex-girlfriend, who was a passenger in the Matrix.

The driver of the Matrix and another passenger were taken to the hospital. It was unclear what condition they were in.

Rojas-Cartagena was arrested on three counts of first- and second-degree assault plus additional charges of aggressive driving and driving without a license, according to police.

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