Woman faces charges after forcing congressman off the road


A woman from Tennessee is being charged with reckless endangerment after a town hall event on Monday. Allegedly, Wendi Wright chased down Republican Representative David Kustoff ‘s car following the event.

Wright is accused of chasing the car, which was carrying Kustoff, along a highway. According to the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department, Kustoff and his aide, also in the vehicle, felt the need to pull over, because they were concerned that Wright’s behavior would force them off the road.

The chase, which originated at the University of Tennessee, ended when Kustoff’s car pulled into a driveway. Investigators say Wright approached Kustoff’s vehicle and proceeded to scream at Kustoff and hit the vehicle’s windows. Following that display, she stood in front of Kustoff’s car, preventing them from leaving.

Emergency 911 was called, and although Wright left before officers arrived, authorities identified her after she posted details about the incident on Facebook, according to police.

Wright, who reportedly lives in Kustoff’s district, has been released from custody on $1,000 bond.

She is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

Kustoff represents Tennessee’s eighth district. The following video was of Kustoff’s swearing-in ceremony in January 2017:

H/T: The Hill

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