Woman accused of chasing GOP rep in car after town hall

Woman accused of chasing GOP rep in car after town hall

A Tennessee woman is facing a felony charge after allegedly chasing down a car carrying Rep. David Kustoff (R-Tenn.) on Monday after a town hall event.

Wendi Wright, who lives in Kustoff's district, is accused of chasing a car carrying Kustoff and an aide along the highway after leaving a town hall event at the University of Tennessee at Martin, according to WBBJ West Tennessee.

She is being charged with a reckless endangerment felony.


The car's occupants were afraid of being forced off the road as a result of Wright's actions, a Weakley County Sheriff’s Department release reportedly said.

Kustoff’s car then pulled over into a driveway, and Wright allegedly left her vehicle to scream and hit the windows of the car.

She also stood in front of their car, police said, obstructing them from leaving, and left the scene before officers arrived after a 911 call was made.

Authorities identified Wright after she posted about the encounter on Facebook, the release said.

She faces $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.