Ore. Teacher Arrested After Road Rage Incident

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Booking photo of Bruce Clevenger.  (credit: Washington County Sheriff's Office)

Booking photo of Bruce Clevenger. (credit: Washington County Sheriff’s Office)

ALOHA, Ore. (AP) — A Washington County sheriff’s spokesman says an Oregon high school teacher has been arrested after a road rage incident that left a teenage driver with a bleeding lip and swollen eye.

Sgt. Dave Thompson says 17-year-old Alexander Hoang told deputies he was driving at the 25 mph speed limit Thursday in a residential area of Aloha, Ore., when another driver began tailgating him. That driver passed the teen, swerved into him and stopped in front of him.

According to the teen and other witnesses, the male driver approached on foot, forced open the young man’s car door and started hitting him in the face.

Thompson says the attacker apparently was angry that the teen was driving too slowly.

The spokesman says 62-year-old Bruce Clevenger was arrested for investigation of hit and run, reckless driving, fourth-degree assault and harassment. He was released on his own recognizance.

The Oregonian reports that Hillsboro School District spokeswoman Beth Graser says Clevenger is a Liberty High School teacher who was placed on paid administrative leave Friday. He was not immediately reachable by phone.

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