Road rage ends in fine, and impound
A 40 year old involved in a road rage incident now has another reason to be angry – more than $300 in fines and a week-long impound of his vehicle.
Mounties say on Friday at about 10 a.m., a 52-year-old man was driving a 2012 Jeep Wrangler on Highway 99, when he cut off a the 40-year-old driving a black Nissan Altima.
The Altima driver followed the jeep driver, while making some threatening gestures, police say.
The chase continued down Highway 10
The driver of the Wrangler called 911 and police were waiting on Highway 99 at Ladner Trunk Road in Delta when both vehicles drove past at highway speeds with the suspect vehicle still following extremely close.
Mounties stopped the suspect vehicle and charged the driver with driving without reasonable consideration for others and following too closely. Total fine of $305.00 The suspect drivers vehicle was immediately impounded for a minimum seven day period.
"Driving in a dangerous manner out of anger, no matter what another person has allegedly done is clearly not acceptable or tolerated" said Sgt. Lorne Lecker of Deas island Traffic Services.
Police say The public is reminded that, rather than take matters into their own hands, they should try to obtain the other vehicle licence plate number and call police to report the incident."