Chestermere’s RCMP are asking the public for help identifying a man involved in a road rage incident that involved threats directed at a young female resident Feb. 6.
The unknown male is described by police as stocky, and was wearing a black toque, a Bluetooth earpiece, and a yellow and orangeconstruction vest at the time of the incident. He was driving blue Sedan.
Police were called at about 3:15 p.m. for the incident that started after a misunderstanding occurred while the female driver was negotiating the intersection of Merganser Drive and Rainbow Road.
After the initial incident, the suspect male followed aggressively to the are of Our Lady of Wisdom School where the female driver struck an object in her attempt to get away.
She sustained minor injuries as well as front end damage to her car.
The male proceeded to get out of his car to yell obscenities and threaten her before returning to his car and driving off.
Dakota Dame said it was her sister who was the victim in this road rage incident and suffered a cracked chin, black eyes and whiplash in the crash.
“She is recovering OK,” said Dame, “She feels terrified that this guy is still out there driving around.”
Dame has since posted her sister’s story to Facebook on the I Love Chestermere group in an effort to locate the male driver who did this.
“I just want this guy to have to deal with the consequences for his actions,” she said.
In addition to the physical injuries from the crash, Dame is certain this, “event is something that will affect her mentally and emotionally for a long time.”
Since posting to Facebook, Dame said that have received a huge amount of support from the community.
“I cannot explain how thankful we all are for Chestermere coming together to help look for this man,” said Dame.
As they continue to investigate this incident of road rage, Chestermere RCMP want to remind people to report any road rage incident as soon as it is safe to do so.
“Situations such as these can escalate quickly and pose a risk to the public,” said Staff Sgt. Mark Wielgosz in a press release.
When reporting, information that can assist police include a license plate, description of the driver and photos if it is safe to take them.
Anyone who becomes the victim of road rage is encouraged to immediately call police and drive to the nearest police station of public area with large groups of people.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Chestermere RCMP at 403-204-8777.