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Road rage ends with police tasering driver in Bay Ho

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SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - A suspected road rage incident turned violent Monday. 

Police officers tasered a man who was driving a mini-van after he got into an altercation with a man driving a Mazda. The first incident happened in Rancho San Diego, but the driver was tasered miles away in Bay Ho. 

According to Todd Vess, he was cut off while driving on State Route 94. 

"I was driving down [the] 94, coming to my buddy's house when I got cut off on the freeway. He [the other driver] flipped me off. We were flipping each other off - that's normal things with road rage," said Vess. 

Long before he was on Interstate 5, Vess thought he had lost the other driver. He proceeded to drive more than 20 miles and then took the Balboa exit. 

At the bottom of the exit there were two men pulled over and the road rage turned into a altercation. 

"I grabbed a bat out of my car to keep him at bay. [He] threw the bat on the ground and he started swinging at me and we started wrestling around and thank goodness to cops were here to save me," said Vess. 

The men were "actively fighting when officers rolled up. They were told to stop fighting. They were not complied with, and ultimately the robustly built man was tased," said Lt. Charles Lara, San Diego Police. 

"I should have kept on driving but I had a feeling he was going to follow me no matter where I went," said Vess. 

The man who was tased was treated in an ambulance at the scene. Police said he was booked into jail after he was treated. 

Officer took photos of the injuries to Vess, which included injuries to his knees. 

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