A driver who severed another man’s leg, apparently in a fit of road rage, got a lengthy sentence Friday for the attack.
Earlier this year jurors convicted 56-year-old Jeffrey Giblin of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and hit-and-run for the Sept. 10, 2016 attack.
Superior Court Judge Shelly Speir sentenced Giblin to 11 years, four months in prison.
According to court records:
Giblin flipped off another driver and cut him off as both tried to merge onto westbound state Route 512 from Canyon Road East.
Giblin cut the other driver off again and kept him from passing until both men ultimately pulled over on the shoulder of the exit from northbound Interstate 5 to state Route 16.
That’s where they got out and argued, and Giblin tried to punch the other man.
The other driver’s brother, a Tacoma resident, then got out and tried to get his brother back in their vehicle.
Giblin got back into his car, reversed and crushed that man’s leg between the two vehicles.
Giblin maintained it was an accident and that he didn’t mean to injure him, records show.