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Suspected road rage in southern Illinois

Sep 24, 2013 -- 2:32pm


A southern Illinois man is free on bond after being accused of  hospitalizing a teenager in what authorities describe as a case of road rage. Williamson County prosecutors have charged 39-year-old John Proz (Prawz) with aggravated battery in connection with Saturday's confrontation with 16-year-old Charles Koehling. (KEY-ling) Proz says he was driving near a McDonald's when a pickup truck occupied by two men sped away from the drive-through area and nearly hit his car. Proz says he was with his girlfriend and his two children.  Koehling says that's not what happened, and says he came to a complete stop when leaving the McDonald's.  But police say Proz followed Koehling and eventually caught up to him, then repeatedly punched him.  Proz's next court appearance is Sept. 30. 

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