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Lorette Man Charged After Air Pistol Pointed in Road Rage Incident

October 2, 2015 10:55 AM | News

RCMP Crest LogoManitoba RCMP have laid charges against a Lorette man after a road rage incident on the East Perimeter Highway on Tuesday.

At around 7:30 a.m., two northbound vehicles were speeding near the RM of Springfield trying to pass each other. RCMP say one driver cut the other off before both vehicles stopped at a red light at Highway 15.

Two men in one of the vehicles approached the driver of the other vehicle. Words were exchanged before the driver took out what looked like a semi-automatic pistol and uttered threats.

The two men left and immediately called police.

Oakbank RCMP seized a Colt Defender .177 calibre air pistol after tracking the driver down.

Ryan James Groening, 25, of Lorette has been charged with pointing a firearm, uttering threats, and using a firearm while committing an indictable offence.

“Engaging in a road rage incident not only puts you at risk, but also the other drivers sharing the same road.” said Sgt. Bert Paquet. “Serious driving offences should be reported to the police instead of having drivers getting involved in unpredictable situations.”

Groening was released on a promise to appear in Beausejour court on November 17.

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