FORSYTH — Two brothers, one punching and the other stabbing, fought with each other as their vehicle careened all over the roadway, according to the Macon County Sheriff's Office.

A sworn affidavit said the incident began about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in Macon as the two brothers, one age 33 and the other 37, got into a car while arguing. The 33-year-old was driving with his girlfriend in the front passenger seat, and the other brother sat in the back.

The affidavit said the younger brother told deputies he was repeatedly hit in the head by his bigger brother, who is prone to violence, and lashed out in defense with a pocket knife, stabbing the older sibling in the right hand, forearm and neck.

The affidavit said the vehicle was by now on Interstate 72 as the brothers were fighting and stabbing at each other while the “vehicle began to drift violently from side to side.” The girlfriend told deputies she grabbed the wheel to prevent the vehicle from crashing before it eventually stopped.

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The older brother was left by the side of the highway where a sheriff's patrol found him near the Illinois 48 exit. Deputies caught up with the driver in Forsyth and arrested him there.

The older brother was booked on preliminary charges of committing domestic battery and reckless conduct. His sibling was booked on a charge of aggravated domestic battery. Preliminary charges are subject to review by the state's attorney’s office.

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