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Angry Pasco driver rams his truck into vehicle, deputies say

NEW PORT RICHEY — He was enraged at the vehicle in front of him. So, Bohl Schlemmermeyer later told Pasco deputies, when he saw brake lights ahead, he turned to his 17-year-old daughter and said:

"Hold on. We're going to hit them."

Then, Schlemmermeyer told deputies, he hit the gas and did just that.

That road rage incident Thursday night led to Schlemmermeyer's arrest early Friday morning, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies arrested Schlemmermeyer, 41, on two counts of aggravated battery (for the two occupants in the vehicle ahead), one count of child abuse (for having his daughter in his own vehicle) and one count of DUI.

What was his problem with the other vehicle?

Schlemmermeyer said the driver, Katie Wommack, had a gun that belonged to him, according to a sheriff's report. He said he was trying to get her to pull over.

The incident took place about 9 p.m. on State Road 52, the report said. Wommack told deputies that Schlemmermeyer pulled alongside her on SR 52, east of Choctaw Trail.

Schlemmermeyer yelled at her and swerved his truck into her lane, the driver told deputies.

Wommack said she reached 60 mph to get away, but Schlemmermeyer caught up, then hit her. His daughter was riding in the front passenger seat.

Schlemmermeyer, according to the report, told deputies he was so angry and frustrated at the time that he intentionally rammed the other vehicle.

Schlemmermeyer, of 11718 Lakewood Drive in Hudson, was in the county jail Friday, held in lieu of $25,250 bail.

Jamal Thalji can be reached at [email protected] or (727) 869-6236.

Angry Pasco driver rams his truck into vehicle, deputies say 07/04/08 [Last modified: Sunday, July 6, 2008 3:56pm]
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