Police: ATV road rage led to Fort Yukon beating

Posted: Friday, July 30, 2010

FAIRBANKS - A man may lose sight in one eye and another man is facing felony assault charges after police say an ATV road rage incident led to a violent beating in an Interior Alaska village.

Jacob D. Savage, 32, faces a second-degree assault charge after authorities say he punched Alfred Peter in the face 15 times, causing skull fractures and possible brain bleeding, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported on its website Thursday.

Police say the incident began when Savage and Peter were driving their ATVs on Fort Yukon's unpaved roads. Peter told police that Savage pulled in front of him after running a stop sign. Peter then hurried ahead of Savage, at which point Savage reportedly became enraged, chased Peter and attacked him, authorities said.

Fort Yukon police Lt. Jeremy Fernandes said that when he arrived at Peter's home, he found a trail of blood from the ATV to the house, where Peter was being treated by his wife.

Bail for Savage has been set at $10,000. He has prior misdemeanor convictions for drunken driving and reckless driving. If convicted, Savage faces up to 10 years in prison. It was unknown if he had an attorney.



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