Guilty plea in road rage slashing

2014-02-21T17:39:00Z 2014-02-21T18:57:42Z Guilty plea in road rage slashingBob Kasarda bob.kasarda@nwi.com, (219) 548-4345 nwitimes.com
February 21, 2014 5:39 pm  • 

VALPARAISO | A Portage woman pleaded guilty Friday to a felony stemming from a road rage incident in July at Central Avenue and Willowcreek Road.

Amy Devries faces six months to three years behind bars after pleading guilty to criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, according to Deputy Prosecutor Mike Drenth.

Porter Superior Court Judge Bill Alexa took the plea under consideration and will decide April 4 whether to accept it and carry out sentencing.

Devries and another woman were northbound on Willowcreek Road and stopped at a red light at Central Avenue when the women got into an argument over Devries' alleged erratic driving, police said. Devries was accused of rolling down her window and spraying Mace at the other vehicle.

Devries got out of her car with a knife, banged on the window of the second woman's car, police said. The second woman wasn't aware Devries had a knife, exited her car and was slashed in the face, arm and leg.

Emergency officials said they found Devries on the road with a severe laceration to her left arm. She was rushed to Porter Regional Hospital, where she underwent surgery.

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