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More victims say they have encountered man forcing cars off road

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Christopher Potter is accused of running drivers off the road in St. Charles County and surrounding counties (Credit: KMOV). Christopher Potter is accused of running drivers off the road in St. Charles County and surrounding counties (Credit: KMOV).
ST. CHARLES COUNTY (KMOV.com) -

Police say a man has been accused of running drivers off the road in St. Charles County and the attacks on innocent drivers span back several months.

After News 4 reported Christopher Potter forced three victims off the road, police say they started hearing from more victims in St. Charles County and surrounding counties.

Police say there are at least 16 victims from St. Charles County to Warren County spanning since February.

Sergeant Mike Marshall, St. Charles County Police Department said, “People are going to work, coming home from work and you’ve got this guy [Potter] running them off the road just for kicks.”

According to police, Potter was driving a white Ford 350 pickup truck on Highway T in the morning on July 5 towards Washington when he rammed a vehicle and forced it off the road.

“A lot of my customers have been complaining about it (the truck),” said Cole Holiday, who works at a gas station off Highway T. “It’s pretty intense.”

Two more cars were run off the road early in the morning on July 5, but police say they believe there are more victims. None of the alleged incidents have resulted in any injuries, but in December 2015, Potter allegedly struck a car with four people inside.

The car rolled over and caused serious injuries, court documents said.

Potter is behind bars because police say he is a danger to the community. Police have filed five new charges of assault. They also say he has an arrest record for assault and DUI. In 2011, he plead guilty to assault on a law enforcement officer and striking the officer with his car.

Anyone who feels they might have been a victim of Potter’s is encouraged to call the St. Charles County Police Department. 

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