Woman arrested for 'running GOP congressman off the road'

14 May 2017, 03:00 | Isaac Mcdaniel

U.S. Rep. David Kustoff

U.S. Rep. David Kustoff

When they pulled into the driveway of someone they know, Wright reportedly ran to the vehicle and screamed while banging on the auto and reaching in.

Wendi Wright is charged with felony reckless endangerment.

Rep. David Kustoff, R-Tenn., participates in the House Financial Services Committee meeting to organize for the 115th Congress on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017.

The sheriff's department said the victims turned off the highway and pulled into a driveway of someone they knew.

Wendi L. Wright was charged with felony reckless endangerment after investigators said she tailed a auto occupied by Congressman David Kustoff and his aide, Marianne Dunavant, according to the Weakley County Sheriff's Department.

"I've been led to believe she was upset over a vote he had cast involving health care", Plunk said.

"What she was saying was more cursing at the congressman and his aides", Sgt. Marty Plunk told WMC.

She then allegedly stood in front of their vehicle to try to block them in.

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Authorities identified Wright after she posted about the encounter on Facebook, the release said.

Investigators tell Local 24 that the incident happened in May 8 in Weakley County.

Wright was released after posting a $1,000 bond and will appear in court for her arraignment on Monday.

Someone eventually called the police, but Wright left the scene before they arrived.

Wright is set to be arraigned May 15 in Weakley County. No one at the sheriff's department could be reached for comment.

The House of Representatives recently and narrowly passed the American Health Care Act, a long-promised repeal and replacement of the American Care Act (Obamacare).

Kustoff's office declined to speak about the incident.



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