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A man and his pregnant wife say they were the victims of a violent case of road rage in Clarksville.
The couple claims a man twice got out of his car and threatened to kill them. That other driver calls it all a lie, and police are now working to get to the bottom of it.
"Radically dangerous. It was unreal," said Jon Taylor.
Jon and Christina Taylor endured what they call "the drive of a lifetime."
The Taylors said when a man cut them off, they honked and flashed their lights. That led to rush hour trouble all the way down Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.
The Taylors said the man cursed, used obscene hand gestures and even tossed trash out the window.
"I was shaking. Yeah, I'm not going to lie. I was scared," said Christina Taylor.
Next, the Taylors said the other driver got out of the car twice, both times, they said, threatening their lives.
"The other guy was wanting to kill us, wanting to fight us," said Jon Taylor.
"To me, I thought they were on something, because normal people don't act like that," said Christina Taylor.
A 911 dispatcher told the Taylors to pull over, which they did, but not before snapping a picture of the car first.
The license number led police straight to the driver: Jeremy Twitchell.
"Yea, that is not true at all, whatsoever," said Twitchell.
Twitchell called all of the allegations a lie. He said he was the victim and hasn't been allowed to tell his side of the story until now.
"Oh, yeah, it was heated, because he was acting crazy. He didn't want me to be in front of him. I don't know what his problem was. I was trying to get home," said Twitchell.
Twitchell said he didn't know Christina Taylor was pregnant and said he never threatened anyone.
"He never got out of the vehicle. Neither one of us got out of the vehicle," said Twitchell.
The Taylors are now pressing charges, and Twitchell has hired a lawyer.
"I've got a perfect driving record, and I just can't believe this is on my shoulders. So, yes, I'm definitely fighting it," said Twitchell.
"When it comes down to using your car as a weapon, I mean, that's uncalled for. I mean, that's dangerous, especially with her being pregnant. I don't know what else to say about it. I'm just astonished," said John Taylor.
Twitchell told Channel 4 News he is eager to talk to police, and officers ask anyone else who witnessed the incident to give them a call.
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