The driver, Aletta Cunningham, told Officer Ellen Gilbert that she was eastbound on Wesel Boulevard near Noland Co. at 1:19 p.m. when a red pickup truck tried to pass her on the right, running partially on the shoulder, court records said.
The truck, driven by Monninger, pulled in behind her and tailgated her to the intersection with Burhans Boulevard, court records said.
At the traffic signal, Monninger got out of the truck, approached Cunningham's car and said she "should be killed because of her driving," court records said.
Then Monninger leaned into the car and struck Cunningham on the chin, court records alleged. She told police he was "acting like a wild man."
Jeffrey Myers, the driver of a vehicle that happened on the scene, yelled to Monninger to leave them alone and Monninger threatened Myers, court records said.
Monninger, who had his 4-year-old child in his truck, then left, saying police could contact him at his work, court records said.
Gilbert did so a short time later and Myers went along to identify Monninger, court records said.
Monninger told Gilbert that the Cunningham car had nearly run him off the road and that the passenger made an obscene gesture. He denied hitting Cunningham, court records said.