Man, woman charged in reported road rage incident in Windsor

In a news release on Tuesday, police said a 24-year-old woman driving a Toyota became involved in a road rage incident with a 33-year-old man operating a Chrysler 300 northbound on Pillette. (CBC News - image credit)
In a news release on Tuesday, police said a 24-year-old woman driving a Toyota became involved in a road rage incident with a 33-year-old man operating a Chrysler 300 northbound on Pillette. (CBC News - image credit)

A man and a woman are facing charges after what police describe as a road rage incident in Windsor Sunday night that led to police officers being assaulted, Windsor police say.

In a news release on Tuesday, police said a 33-year-old man was driving a Chrysler 300 northbound on Pillette with a woman and a three-year-old child as passengers.

According to police, the Chrysler stopped at Pillette Road and Ontario Street and was struck by a Toyota driven by a 24-year-old woman who police say is known to the male driver.

"The female driver then exited her Toyota and attempted to enter the Chrysler," people said in the release.

With the Chrysler continuing north on Pillette Road, police say the woman got back in her car and pursued the Chrysler.

Toyota crashed into rear of Chrysler

Officers say the Toyota subsequently crashed into the rear of the Chrysler, causing "substantial" damage. Police say the female driver began assaulting the female passenger of the Chrysler.

Officers say when they tried to arrest the female driver, she struck the officers and was placed under arrest after a brief struggle.

Meanwhile, the male driver allegedly assaulted an officer and resisted arrest. He was taken into custody following a brief struggle.

According to police the man has been charged with the following:

  • Obstructing a police officer.

  • Assaulting a police officer.

  • Resisting arrest.

  • Operation of a vehicle while impaired.

  • Failing to provide a breath sample.

The woman has been charged with the following:

  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

  • Three counts of assault with a weapon.

  • Assault.

  • Assaulting a police officer.

  • Resisting arrest.

No injuries were reported as a result of this incident, police say