Road Rage over Parking Spot Leads to Charged

Ontario Provincial Police Crime report

SIMCOE – It may be the season of hoped for peace on Earth and goodwill toward each other. However for police services across Canada, that is often not the case.

On Tuesday, December 17, 2019, approximately 11:42 a.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Norfolk County Detachment investigated a road rage incident at a Queensway East, Simcoe, Norfolk County, Ontario address.

It was determined that two drivers engaged in a confrontation over a parking spot at a local business. As a result, one of the drivers fled from the area with the other driver following. Both vehicles then stopped on Ireland Road when one of the drivers exited their car and damaged the other vehicle and then fled from the area.

Investigators subsequently located the vehicle after it had collided with a parked vehicle and business at a Norfolk Street South address.

As a result, police have charged 24-year-old Jordie SMITH of Norfolk County, Ontario with the following offences:

·        Dangerous operation

·        Fail to stop after accident

·        Mischief- destroys or damages property

·        Use plate not authorized for vehicle

·        Drive motor vehicle, no currently validated permit

·        Operate a motor vehicle without insurance

·        Fail to notify change of address

·        Race a motor vehicle

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice located in Simcoe at a later date.