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Albert Haynesworth Charged With Simple Assault In Alleged Road Rage Incident

Albert Haynesworth's tumultuous few months personally has continued. He has been charged for simple assault after an alleged road rage incident on the Fairfax County Parkway on Wednesday, and will reportedly turn himself in, according to a report in the Washington Post.

Tom Jackman of the Crime Scene blog has the story:

Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth has been charged with simple assault for a road rage incident with another motorist on the Fairfax County Parkway in Reston, Fairfax police said.

Haynesworth, 29, has not been arrested but is planning to turn himself in next week, Officer Shelley Broderick said.

The incident occurred in the morning, when Haynesworth allegedly tailgated a 38-year old man in a Honda Civic. The man issued a hand gesture, and at the next intersection, Haynesworth allegedly stepped out of the car and struck the 38-year old man. The 38-year old man then drove away and told police that Haynesworth may have hit him. The police received a warrant for Haynesworth on Thursday.

Simple assault is a misdemeanor charge in Virginia and could carry a sentence of up to one year in jail and a $2,500 fine, though sanctions like this are rarely imposed for anyone without a criminal record.