Police searching for men who attacked driver

Posted at 5:04 PM, Apr 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-28 17:48:21-04

HIGHLIGHT HEIGHTS, Ky. – Police are searching for the people who attacked a woman at Northern Kentucky University.

The confrontation began as an erratic driving incident, according to NKU Police Chief Les Kachurek. The 63-year-old woman followed the other driver so she could get the license plate number.

The drive ended at a university parking lot, where two of the male passengers in the car the woman was following got out and hit her. Kachurek said they punched and slapped the woman.

“She was very shaken over the incident, and felt she had essentially had the wind knocked out of her from the punch,” he said.

NKU students expressed surprise at the incident.

“NKU is normally just a really safe and chill school, and it’s not something you ever expect would happen here,” sophomore Trevor Holzschuh said.

Police have not yet determined if the men who hit the woman are students.

University police said it’s always best to avoid confrontations with erratic drivers. The best bet is to call police.

Police asked anyone with information about the incident to call them at 859-572-6060.