Morning commute road rage results in two arrests

West Shore

2017-02-14 12:56 PST

File # 2017-2108

At around 6:45 a.m. on February 14, 2017, police responded to a complaint of road rage that was occurring on Sooke Rd near Happy Valley Rd.

It is alleged that the two occupants of a black Mitsubishi Lancer attempted to run a white pickup truck off the road on multiple occasions while yelling at the two other occupants of that truck.

Both vehicles then pulled over and the driver of the black Mitsubishi walked over to the truck driver side and a physical altercation ensued through the open window.

A detailed description of the black Mitsubishi was obtained and provided to police, which located the vehicle in the area. The driver was arrested for the assault and dangerous driving while the passenger was arrested on an unendorsed warrant out of North Cowichan.

When involved in a road rage incident, we encourage motorists to remove themselves from the situation and call police if the situation cannot be de-escalated, states Cst. Alex Bérubé, spokesperson for West Shore RCMP.

The driver was released on a Promise to Appear and is set to appear at the Western Communities Courthouse on April 6, 2017.

Anyone with information is urged to contact West Shore RCMP, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
 

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Cst. Alex Bérubé

Media Relations Officer
West Shore RCMP
www.westshore.rcmp.ca
698 Atkins Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B 3A4
Office: 250-391-3348
Fax: 250-474-8970

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