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Tow truck driver arrested after spat with other driver

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William Tessner (Courtesy: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office) William Tessner (Courtesy: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office)
BLACKSBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Cherokee County Sheriff said a tow truck driver has been charged with assault and battery third degree after he punched another tow truck driver in the face.

Sheriff Steve Mueller said William Tessner, 42, of Blacksburg, assaulted the other driver at the scene of a crash on I-85 Friday afternoon.

Mueller said troopers with the SC Highway Patrol had called two towing companies to the clear vehicles from the crash site near mile marker 101. The drivers began arguing about whether one of the trucks met Highway Patrol regulations, and ended when Tessner threw a punch that sent the other driver to the hospital.

Arrest warrants were signed late Friday, and Mueller said Tessner turned himself in Saturday.

He was released on a $2,130 bond.

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