RAW VIDEO: NC cyclist punched by motorist, driver charged

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) – Video has been released that appears to show an Asheville cyclist being punched by a driver.

Claude Donald Watson (Asheville Police Department)

Asheville police say it happened on Sand Hill Road at Sardis Road a week ago.

You see the driver go up to the cyclist and hit him in the face.

The video was caught on the cab of a commercial vehicle and shared with Asheville on Bikes.

Read more at AshevilleOnBikes.com

The driver – Claude Watson – is charged with simple assault and reckless driving to endanger.

The cyclist’s attorney said he is shaken up after getting a bloody nose from the incident.

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