Car, semi involved in Salmon Arm road rage incident on Highway 1

Police report car driver stopped in front of semi to confront its driver

Salmon Arm RCMP are investigating a case of road rage in which the driver of a car allegedly assaulted the driver of a semi on Highway 1.

Staff Sgt. Scott West reports the incident, being investigated as a criminal assault, occurred on Thursday, Aug. 8, near the Salmon River Bridge.

“The driver of the car slammed on his brakes in front of the truck in traffic, which stopped both vehicles in the travel portion of the highway,” said West. “There was a subsequent verbal engagement between the two drivers and the driver of the car kicked the driver of the semi truck.”

Read more: RCMP treating truck fire at horse rescue as arson

Read more: Salmon Arm council to look at proposal for ‘informal’ disc golf course

Read more: City chips in for big ad in national magazine to leverage #1 status

West said the incident was observed by witnesses and also caught on the semi’s dash camera.

“Statements from witnesses have already been gathered in this apparent targeted attack, and the video from the semi truck is being secured for the investigation,” said West, who asks the public to contact the police if they are experiencing issues with another driver. “It may result in a ticket being issued for an offence rather than a criminal investigation into the actions of the person who feels that they may have been wronged by another driver.”


@SalmonArm
newsroom@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Sicamous Eagles defeat Summerland Steam in overtime decision

Junior B hockey teams faced off in Summerland on Dec. 5

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen directors to receive pay increase

Increase of 11.9 per cent to offset changes to taxation for elected officials

COLUMN: Light holiday movies, filmed here in B.C.

How is it possible to come up with so many holiday-themed movie scripts each year?

COLUMN: Okanagan will be well represented with MPs in critic roles

As critics, it is part of our job to hold the government to account

LETTER: Not all can afford private health insurance

The private insurance industry is not in the business of covering those with high needs

VIDEO: Federal Liberals’ throne speech welcomes opposition’s ideas

Trudeau will need NDP or Bloc support to pass legislation and survive confidence votes

Weak link in Sagmoen trial, defence says

Counsel questions whether search warrant police executed was obtained on reasonable grounds

VIDEO: John Lennon’s iconic Rolls Royce rolls into Vancouver Island college for checkup

Royal BC Museum, Camosun College and Coachwerks Restorations come together to care for car

North Okanagan MP says throne speech lacked specifics

‘Trudeau government presented a vague agenda,’: MP Mel Arnold

‘She was awesome’: Malakwa baker leaves U.S. holiday show

‘There are Christmas miracles, look at me’

VIDEO: Rockslide closes part of Highway 93 in Fairmont Hot Springs

Geotechnical team called in to do an assessment after rocks fell from hoodoos

Petition calls for appeal of ex-Burns Lake mayor’s sentence for sex assault

Prosecution service says Luke Strimbold’s case is under review

Northwest B.C. wildlife shelter rescues particularly tiny bear cub

Shelter co-founder says the cub weighs less than a third of what it should at this time of year

Independent Investigations Office seeks witnesses following arrest in Penticton

The male resisted arrest at approximately 8:40 a.m. and sustained a head injury

Most Read