Driver charged after road rage incident
A 40-year-man was slapped with a fine and had his car impounded on Friday after a road rage incident.
According to Deas Island RCMP, the man driving a Nissan Maxima believed he had been cut off by another driver in a Jeep Wrangler while traveling southbound on Highway 99.
The man in the Maxima began to chase the other driver while making threatening and taunting gestures.
When he continued chasing and tailgating the other car, the 52-year-old driver of the other vehicle called the police.
Officers were waiting at Ladner Trunk Road and stopped the man, charging him with Driving Without Reasonable Consideration for Others and Following Too Closely. He was fined $305 and his car immediately impounded for a minimum of seven days.
"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. "The public is reminded that, rather than take matters into their own hands, they should try to obtain the other vehicle license plate number and call police to report the incident."