Road Rage Suspect Back In Court On Public Intoxication, Urination Charges

LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — A Long Beach man who gained notoriety for a viral video showing him being beaten in a road rage incident on a Los Angeles freeway is back in court.

KNX 1070’s Brian Ping reports Jerry Patterson has been arrested in his hometown on a misdemeanor charge of public intoxication and public urination.

Patterson, 49, was most recently arrested on June 21 on an unrelated warrant for alleged DUI, hit-and-run and assault in Belmont Shore in May.

Patterson was scheduled for a pretrial hearing at the Long Beach Courthouse on the latest misdemeanor charges.

He may also face charges for the infamous assault on the shoulder of a stretch of the Golden State (5) Freeway outside downtown Los Angeles, where a cell phone video shows him throwing the first punch before being jumped by two men whom he had cut off in traffic.

Patterson claims the punch was in self defense.

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