Uber driver assaulted during road rage incident in East Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 36-year-old man accused of assaulting an Uber driver during a road rage incident last month in East Nashville has been charged.

According to an arrest affidavit, on April 11, an Uber driver was transporting a passenger on Woodland Street near the I-24 eastbound entrance ramp, when Joshua Vie pulled up behind their vehicle and began beeping his horn.

Vie then pulled up in front of the Uber and stopped at the entrance ramp, the paperwork states.

The Uber passenger told officers that Vie got out of his vehicle and approached the Uber while yelling profanity and calling the victim names.

When the Uber driver rolled down his window, the passenger said Vie slapped the driver’s face, then fled the scene.

The Uber driver was reportedly able to photograph Vie standing outside of his vehicle and also record the suspect’s license plate, which led police to the suspect.

Metro police said Vie admitted to getting out of his vehicle, but denied approaching the Uber or assaulting the driver.

Vie was charged Wednesday with assault.

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