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Road Rage turns violent

Heated tempers led to a case of road rage and assault near Salmon Arm this week.

Salmon Arm RCMP Staff Sgt. Scott West said on Aug. 8 a semi truck driver was forced to a stop on Highway 1 by a driver of a car 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.”

The incident was independently witnessed and caught on the semi truck's dash camera.

“Local police are following up in this investigation which may have stemmed from a possible driving incident just before the assault. 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.

West said RCMP would like to remind people to call police to assist in resolving possible driving issues.

“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,” he said.

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