Off-duty officer intervenes in road-rage incident that took place near Mile 108 elementary, police say

Road rage near school

A road rage altercation that occurred near Mile 108 elementary school was stopped by an off-duty police officer, according to the RCMP.

In a statement, 100 Mile House RCMP Sgt. Svend Nielsen said police had received a report on Monday morning about the road rage occurrence that took place in 108 Mile Ranch.

Nielsen said an off-duty officer with the B.C. Highway Patrol unit observed a traffic incident that led to the altercation.

The two vehicles involved, one of which was pulling a trailer, pulled over near the elementary school. Then, two men began to “get involved in a verbal confrontation,” according to police.

Nielsen said the officer intervened and separated the two, who were sent on their way after a plan was put in place.

The officer who witnessed the interaction will be dealing with the men when he returns to work, according to police.

“This event took place as children were being picked up and dropped off at school, so appropriate action is being taken to hold the two men involved accountable for their utter disregard of public safety,” Nielsen said.

“In a small community such as ours, it is not unusual for our officers to become involved in events and intervene for reasons of public safety while off-duty.”

Nielsen said there were no injuries as a result of the confrontation.

Police are asking anyone with information on the road rage incident to contact the 100 Mile House RCMP.

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