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Two 19-year-olds charged in Caledonia road rage incident

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Posted at 4:24 PM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 17:24:44-04

Two 19-year-old women have been charged in the Caledonia road rage incident in which a man was tased.

Katelynn Vogel and Savannah Woodard were driving behind a vehicle on Dale Drive in Caledonia who failed to use his blinker at an intersection on Sunday. Woodard said prior to this the driver was also using his brakes frequently in a construction zone.

This was upsetting to Woodard, so she admits that she was complaining loudly to Vogel in the car with the windows down, according to the criminal complaint.

The driver in the car in front of them told police that he heard someone in Vogel and Woodard's vehicle call him a profane name, and at that point he exited his vehicle and approached them.

The victim said that the driver of the vehicle, Woodard, pushed him while she was still inside her vehicle and people in the car behind Woodard, later identified as her friends, got out of their vehicle and began attacking him.

While Woodard and the male from the vehicle behind them were attacking the victim, Vogel went into their truck and grabbed a taser. Vogel told police she attempted to tase the victim, but was unable to make contact with him in fear that she may accidentally use it on one of her friends who was involved in the fight.

Vogel said she bought her electric weapon while in the Wisconsin Dells on vacation and carries it with her at all times for protection, according to the criminal complaint.

Vogel is charged with possession of an electronic weapon, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct, use of a dangerous weapon.

Woodard is charged with one count of disorderly conduct.