Lodi Woman Brutally Beaten in Road Rage Incident

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LODI --

A young mother says a husband and wife brutally assaulted her Monday in an unprovoked road rage incident in Lodi.

"I understand people have road rage and people flip you off, but I've never seen road rage to this extent," Jessica Santos said.

Santos said she was driving home from work Monday at midnight when a car cut her off at Stockton Street and Harney Lane in Lodi.

"That's when all hell broken loose," Santos said.

Santos said 39-year-old Mario Martinez and his wife, 34-year-old Shauna Martinez traumatized her over 2 miles, repeatedly slamming on their brakes in front of her. She said she was trapped in between two cars at Stockton Street and Lodi Avenue when the couple got out of their car to fight.

"The passenger female came out and began to punch me through my window, because it was halfway open. She eventually got a hold of my left arm and tried to snap it backwards, and that's when I got out of the vehicle to defend myself," she said.

Santos said that's when Mario Martinez joined in.

"He was saying not so nice words, saying 'you want some? you want some?' and that's when they both began to punch me in the face and he threw me on the ground and kicked the front of my face, started stomping, kicking and she was kicking the back of my head," Santos said.

Lodi police told FOX40 that witnesses corroborated Santos' account of the physical assault, and helped her stop her bleeding until paramedics arrived on scene.

"I'm a security guard, and we're trained to get descriptions of everything, so I got the license plate number, I got everything down to the tattoos they had, and I was repeating it all to myself. They also got prints from her grabbing my window so she could punch through it, so they have her fingerprints and my blood on his shoes," Santos said.

Lodi police said they arrested Shauna and Mario Martinez at their home in Lodi a short time later.

They said the couple neither confirmed or denied the assault, but rather said they didn't know what police were talking about.

Police said they were both charged with assault with a deadly weapon, for reportedly slamming Santos' face into the ground and into her car.

Police said Mario Martinez faced an additional charge for committing a crime while out on bail.

"I think they couldn't care less. Those people have no heart whatsoever," Santos said.

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