Road rager gets jail for punching Korean War vet

Eric DeVries will serve 10 days in jail

Eric DeVries, April 26, 2017 (Clackamas County Sheriff's Office)
Eric DeVries, April 26, 2017 (Clackamas County Sheriff's Office)

GLADSTONE, Ore. (KOIN) — A driver who beat up an 85-year-old Korean War veteran during a road rage incident in Gladstone entered a guilty plea on Tuesday.

Leonard Longstreet, 85, was the victim of a road rage incident in Gladstone, April 26, 2017 (KOIN)
Leonard Longstreet, 85, was the victim of a road rage incident in Gladstone, April 26, 2017 (KOIN)

In April, Eric DeVries and Leonard Longstreet tried to merge into the same lane when exiting I-205 in Gladstone. DeVries then followed Longstreet into a McDonald’s parking lot and punched him multiple times.

Police arrested DeVries and charged him with 4th-degree assault and criminal mischief

As part of a plea deal, DeVries will serve 10 days in jail, be on probation for 2 years and pay a $1000 fine.