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Driver accused of road rage on Coronado Bridge

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CHULA VISTA (CBS 8) - An alleged case of road rage on the Coronado Bridge. Prosecutors say Phillip Eggers intentionally rammed his car into a motorcyclist and his passenger. Wednesday afternoon Eggers pleaded not guilty.

The judge set Eggers bail at $250,000. Prosecutors say he represents a risk to public safety when he drives and is a possible flight risk.

Twenty-four-year-old Phillip Michael Eggers is accused of ramming his BMW sedan, into a motorcycle, carrying two people Saturday night, traveling westbound on the Coronado Bridge.

Prosecutors say Eggers, who is from El Cajon, faces three felonies, including assault with a deadly weapon and child endangerment, his girlfriend's three-year-old son was in the BMW's backseat.

They also say after the incident Eggers accelerated away from the collision and continued down the bridge and exited at the Glorietta Boulevard turnoff, where he stopped in a red zone.

Defense attorney Brian Mason says his client did not intentionally caused what he called in court "an unfortunate accident."

Court records show Eggers has three prior criminal cases and as also admitted to street racing in the past in a psychological report.

On Facebook, he speaks about an alleged April 5 encounter with another driver which he says called his car "a piece of crap." Eggers continues "I passed him with ease..taking off in second gear." And in March, he wrote that "my BMWs lug nuts require more torque than your Honda produces."

As far as those two people who were hurt, News 8 tried to get updates from the prosecutor about their injuries and conditions, but she declined, only saying that we may learn more at his June 25 preliminary hearing.

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