Man sentenced to 20 years for road rage

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A northwest Missouri man who intentionally rammed into one car and swerved into a second car whose driver had witnessed the first collision has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Bradley W. Ise, 39, of Platte City, was convicted in February of second-degree assault, leaving the scene of an accident, two counts of first-degree property damage and driving while revoked. Judge Abe Shafer on Tuesday sentenced him 10 years in prison for assault, four years for each of the property damage counts, and one year each for leaving the scene and driving while revoked — all of which are to run consecutively for a total of 20 years.

Ise has nearly three dozen traffic convictions in Kansas and Missouri, Platte County prosecutor Eric Zahnd said, so the long sentence is fitting.

“After 35 driving convictions in Missouri and Kansas, this defendant received a sentence to match his crimes,” Zahnd said. “Even though no one was seriously hurt as a result of his dangerous conduct, 20 years in prison is appropriate for a man who has menaced our roadways over and over again.”

Online Kansas Department of Corrections records indicate Ise was released from prison in that state May 17, where he served time for three counts of aggravated assault.

In the Missouri road rage case, prosecutors said Ise intentionally rammed into the back of a Chevrolet Impala on Interstate 635 north of Kansas City on July 22, 2010, and moments later intentionally swerved into a ford Fusion on Interstate 29 whose driver had witnessed the first incident.

Zahnd said the Fusion spun into the median and hit a concrete wall. The Fusion’s driver testified in court that he had seen Ise on the shoulder of I-635 near I-29, and that Ise came across all lanes of traffic to hit his car.

The driver of the Impala suspected Ise was responsible for both crashes and stopped when he saw the wrecked Fusion.

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