Road Rage Incident Leads To Possible Assault Charges

On November 6, just before 6:30 p.m., Saanich Police received a report of two males fighting at the intersection of Quadra Street at Mckenzie Avenue. Witnesses stated that both males had armed themselves with various weapons and appeared to have been involved in a “road rage” incident.

Investigation revealed that this was in fact an apparent road range incident that stemmed from one vehicle allegedly cutting the other off at the intersection of Quadra Street and Hillside in Victoria, several blocks away.

A 47 year old Surrey man was arrested at the scene, as well as a 31 year old Saanich man. Both were detained and transported to police headquarters for further questioning.

The 47 year old man was alleged to have armed himself with a small utility knife and a hammer. The other driver, the 31 year old, had allegedly obtained a metal portion of an anti-theft device / lock for a steering wheel.

A 51 year old witness to the incident intervened and was able to separate the two involved parties. The 51 year old received a cut to one of his hands from the utility knife while in the course of intervening.

The 31 year old driver was released without charges. The 47 year old driver was released from custody on a Promise to Appear and is scheduled to appear in court in late December. The recommended charges against the 47 year old male are two counts of Assault With A Weapon.

File 2013-22699

Sgt. Steve Eassie #158

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