Man admits to road rage

STATHAM - A Winder man was arrested Tuesday after he admitted to intentionally hitting another car.

Stanley K. Greeson, 43, told Statham police officers that he sideswiped another vehicle while traveling on Atlanta Highway in Statham because he wanted that car to stop, said Sgt. Thomas Hinson, spokesman for the city's police department.

Hinson said the driver of a 1995 Nissan 240SX reportedly cut Greeson off while both cars were in unincorporated Barrow County, driving from Winder to Statham. The drivers allegedly exchanged obscene gestures, Hinson said, before Greeson struck the Nissan with his 1988 Pontiac Bonneville.

Greeson told police he hit the car because he did not have a cell phone and wanted the police to be notified about the incident.

The damage to the Nissan was minimal, Hinson said, and no one was injured in the accident. Greeson was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of passing in a no-passing zone. The incident occurred Oct. 18, and Greeson was arrested Tuesday after police completed their investigation.

He is being held at the Barrow County Detention Center.