Police say bicyclist hit in road rage incident

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Posted: 3:56 PM- A motorist intentionally hit a bicyclist on Sunday in Centerville during a road rage incident, according to police. At about noon, a bicyclist was waiting for a light to change in the southbound lane at 400 West and Parrish Lane. Police say a Ford Taurus was stopped behind him and the driver honked his horn at the 35-year-old bicyclist. The bicyclist responded with profanity and possibly spit on the car, said police Lt. Paul Child. When the light changed, police say the 53-year-old Taurus driver accelerated and intentionally ran into the bike, destroying it. Its rider received minor injuries. Police arrested the motorist on suspicion of aggravated assault and criminal mischief.