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Assault charges for men involved in I-5 road rage video

Two men in the famous I-5 road-rage-caught-on-tape incident have been formally charged and a  little more info is available from the District Attorney's office.

First off, David Mendez, 21, and Edras A. Ramirez, 27, are charged with 2 counts each of felony assault. They each face one count of assault with a deadly weapon (in this case, their feet) and one count of assault by means likely to cause great bodily injury. If convicted, they could each spend up to 7 years in prison.

At the moment, both are out on $60,000 bail and are due in court July 13 to enter their pleas.

As for the other man involved, Jerry Patterson, he has not been charged in the incident. But, Patterson was arrested by Long Beach police on an outstanding warrant in a separate road incident, in which he is accused of driving under the influence and a hit and run. Patterson is scheduled for arraignment July 6.