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Woman arrested in apparent road rage incident near Tumtum on Thursday afternoon

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

A 53-year-old woman was booked into Stevens County Jail on Thursday afternoon after an apparent road rage incident that left another driver with serious injuries west of Tumtum.

Jordan-Blain Rothchild faces assault and hit-and-run charges after an incident reported just after 2:45 p.m. Thursday, according to a news release from the Washington State Patrol.

Rothchild struck the mirror of a Nissan pickup driven by John Mulledore, 63. Mulledore then followed Rothchild, and attempted to block her van, according to WSP.

When Mulledore left his vehicle, Rothchild struck him “and pinned him in the vehicle,” according to the news release. Rothchild fled the scene, only to be stopped by Stevens County Sheriff’s Deputies shortly after.

Mulledore was taken by ambulance to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, where he was listed in serious condition on Friday afternoon. Portions of State Route 291 southwest of Tumtum were closed Thursday as authorities investigated the crash.

A preliminary court hearing in Colville was scheduled for Friday, with an arraignment to follow in early February.

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