Angry woman follows congressman down highway

Wendi Wright

Wendi Wright, a 35-year-old resident of Obion County, was charged with felony reckless endangerment after she purportedly tailed a vehicle that Rep. David Kustoff, a Republican, and his aide Marianne Dunavant had taken from a town hall event Monday at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

The congressman pulled over and Wright followed suit, emerging from her own vehicle to pound on the lawmaker's ride and even reach in to try and grab him, Tennessee cops said.

A Tennessee woman is facing a felony charge after allegedly chasing down a auto carrying Rep. David Kustoff (R-Tenn.) on Monday after a town hall event. "But, I think the basis of all of it was a health care vote that he had cast that she was upset with".

Wright faces a felony charge of reckless endangerment after following Kustoff and his aide on May 8. "She then stood in front of their vehicle in an attempt to keep them blocked in". She left before the sheriff's department arrived.

According to the sheriff's department, Wright was identified after she posted details of the incident on Facebook.

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Investigators say Rep. Kustoff and the aide pulled into a driveway of an acquaintance, and Wright got out of her auto and started screaming and hitting the windows of the congressman's vehicle, even reaching inside at one point.

The other occupants of the auto included the driver and Kustoff's aide, Marianne Dunavant, Sgt. Marty Plunk of the sheriff's department told BuzzFeed News.

She was jailed but has since been released on $1,000 bond.

The Weakley County Sherriff's Department first reported the incident on Thursday. She is due in court on May 15.

We've reached out to his office for comment.

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