Driver Arrested for Road Rage Assault

A driver was arrested in connection with a road rage incident in Coachella Friday. Officers responded to the scene at Avenue 50 and Tyler Street around 11:20 a.m. A crash had occurred near Vista Del Sur and Tyler Street, but the details of the crash and the ensuing road rage incident are unclear. Authorities say there was a firearm involved. The suspect, 40-year-old Pedro Rodriguez, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, vehicle theft and DUI.

The vehicle Rodriguez was driving when he crashed was reported stolen from Bermuda Dunes the night before. Rodriguez is being held at the Riverside County Jail in Indio. The road rage incident is still under investigation, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Coachella Police Department at (760) 863-8990.

Road rage is a significant issue that often leads to violence and injury. A study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 80% of respondents had expressed anger or road rage at least once in the past year. Read over our 3 tips for avoiding road rage to ensure you don’t succumb to your emotions while behind the wheel.

“It’s easy to get worked up while driving, especially if another driver does something to offend you. For your own safety and the safety of others on the road, never allow your anger to lead to a dangerous act of road rage,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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