Friday, September 11, 2015
Willowbrook Juvenile Charged With Aggravated Battery Following Road Rage Incident
DuPage County State's Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced today that Aggravated Battery charges have been filed against a Willowbrook teen following a road rage incident earlier this week. In all, the juvenile petition alleges five counts of Felony Aggravated Battery.
At approximately 5:15 p.m., September 8, 2015, Darien police responded to a battery call near Cass and 69th. Upon their arrival, police found Inderjit Mukker located in the front driver's seat of his vehicle suffering from apparent cuts and bruises on his cheeks. It is alleged that prior to the arrival of the police, Mukker and the defendant were involved in a "road rage" incident. It is further alleged that following the altercation, Mukker and the defendant pulled their vehicles to the side of the road. It is further alleged that the defendant exited his vehicle and approached Mukker's vehicle. It is alleged that following an exchange of words between the two, the defendant punched Mukker in the face as he sat in his vehicle. It is further alleged that the defendant then fled the scene. An investigation into the matter led by the Darien Police Department led to the defendant. It is further alleged that when approached by police at his home, the defendant resisted arrest and punched a police officer in the face.
"The allegations against this defendant are very serious," Berlin said. "Regardless of what was said or done by either of the parties allegedly involved in this incident, physical attacks will not be tolerated and will be met with the full force of the law. People have to remember that if you find yourself involved in a traffic altercation, stay calm and don't let your emotions get the better of you. "I would like to thank the Darien Police Department for their quick response and apprehension of the suspect in this case. "I would also like to thank Assistant State's Attorney Audrey Anderson for her efforts as well."
A future court date has not yet been set for the defendant.
Members of the public are reminded that these complaints contain only charges and are not proof of the defendant's guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government's burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.