Franklin police arrested a controversial doctor on assault charges in a road rage investigation Tuesday afternoon.
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According to Franklin police spokesman Eric Johnson, Dr. Richard Feldman was arrested at about 12:15 p.m. along Mallory Lane near Cool Springs Galleria.
Police said a man claimed Feldman had cut him off at a traffic light near Perimeter Drive, flashed a silver pistol and yelled at him.
Officers stopped Feldman in a parking lot along Mallory Lane and arrested him.
Feldman posted his $1,500 bond and was released just before 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Feldman has been in trouble with authorities in the past. In 2008, Feldman lost his license to practice medicine over a weight loss procedure he claimed could melt fat away.
In 2007, he was charged with assault and then cleared after he tried to stop a fight between two children.
In 1996, a patient testified at a disciplinary hearing that Feldman raped her when she was a teenager.
Feldman is scheduled to go to court on the assault charges June 10.