Bradley County man charged in road rage hit-and-run Monday on Highway 64

Staff File Photo by Ben Benton / The Bradley County Sheriff's Office is seen Jan. 5.

A Bradley County, Tennessee, man has been charged in a road rage-related hit-and-run crash that happened Monday on Cleveland’s APD 40 bypass, according to a news release from the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.

Earl Dockery is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failing to render information and aid, and driving without due care related to a crash reported at 3:18 p.m. Monday, the release said. One car was left disabled on the roadside while Dockery allegedly fled the scene in a Dodge Charger.

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A few minutes later, the Dodge Charger was found disabled in the parking lot of the Circle K convenience store on U.S. Highway 64 at the intersection with Durkee Road, an agency spokesman said in the release.

“Witnesses at the Circle K told officers the driver abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot,” Sheriff’s Office spokesman Paul Allen said in the release. “About 20 minutes into the search, the driver, Earl Dockery, was found and arrested.”

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Dockery is being held on $2,500 bond, authorities said. There was no word on whether the driver of the other car sustained any injuries.

— Compiled by Ben Benton