Woman Who Ran Down Bicyclist Going to Jail

A 67-year-old woman is going to jail for a bizarre case of road rage in which she tried to run down a teenager on a bicycle, the Naperville Sun reported.

The incident happened in Naperville in July. A teen said he was riding his bicycle with a friend when woman appeared behind them in a car and started angrily honking her horn. Then, the teen said, she "intentionally floored it" right into his bicycle.

The teen jumped off and wasn't hurt, but his bicycle was literally impaled on the front of the woman's car. Another witness saw the car "flying past" them with the bicycle "firmly attached to the front of her car," the Sun reported.

The driver, Mary Rehm, of the 500 block of East Bauer Road, pleaded guilty to felony aggravated battery in a public place. Prosecutors dismissed three additional charges of aggravated battery in exchange for the plea.

Rehm was sentenced to 42 days in jail, but will spend only half of that behind bars. A gun owner, she also has to surrender her FOID cardand will not be able to own firearms. She'll also pay $3,252 in restitution for the teen's bicycle, and another $1,620 in fines and court costs.

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