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LMPD officer had 'fit of road rage', charged after investigation

Published: Oct. 4, 2016 at 10:08 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 4, 2016 at 10:16 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Witnesses say an LMPD officer charged with terroristic threatening, harassment and official misconduct who beat a man on the side of the road was having a fit of road rage.

LMPD officer Zechariah Aubrey was off duty and in his personal vehicle and subjected a man to physical contact after Aubrey and the the man were involved in a non-injury accident. Immediately after the accident, Aubrey exited his vehicle with his gun drawn and approached the other man's vehicle, according to the arrest slip.

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Aubrey then pulled the man out of his car after the man took out his cell phone and started to record the incident. Aubrey then accused the man of being high on heroin, checked his arms and repeatedly kicked him.

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A passenger in the car called police for help. Other witness's also called in the altercation to police, according to the arrest report. Officers arrived, took the victim into custody and charged him with driving under the influence and driving on an expired license.

The cell phone video has been filed as evidence in the case.

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