Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Thu, 06/23/2011 - 9:33am.

ASHEVILLE, NC (AP) -- Police say a road-rage incident led to the arrest of a man who witnesses say bragged about punching a 78-year-old driver. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported Thursday that 21-year-old Kelcey Shifflett of Candler has been charged with simple assault. Asheville police detective John Rikard said Shifflett was charged after someone reported hearing him brag about hitting Gaston Brackett. Police say a witness also reported seeing Shifflett jump into Brackett's back seat when he stopped at an intersection. The witness said Shifflett hit Brackett in the head. A report says the older man previously had blown his horn at a car where Shifflett was a passenger. Brackett suffered a cut, facial swelling and blurred vision. Shifflett has denied the charges. It wasn't clear whether he has an attorney. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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