LaVista man goes to jail, fined in Alda Road Rage case

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (Nebraska) – A traffic accident that occurred last July near the Alda exit landed a LaVista man in jail.

According to court documents, 21-year-old Nathan Bowen was sentenced Tuesday to one year in prison, a $1,000 fine and three-and-a-half years’ probation on convictions for two felonies of third-degree assault and one felony misdemeanor reckless driving. . A related firearms charge was dropped in a plea deal.

Court records show that Bowen was involved in a road rage incident that included tailgating, brake checking and high speeds on westbound I-80 on July 2. Bowen pulled off the highway and drove a short distance south of the Alda exit. He got out of the car with a four inch pocket knife. Both the woman driving the second car and a passenger, 22-year-old Victor Hernandez of Greeley, Colorado, got out and a fight ensued.

Court records indicate that Bowen punched the female driver to the ground. Bowen then stabbed Hernandez in the shoulder and knocked him to the ground. Hernandez then hit Bowen in the face with a boot from the trunk of the car. Hernandez had to be transported for life to an Omaha hospital for further treatment.

There’s no record of any charges against Hernandez or the driver of the second vehicle.

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