Schomberg man charged in connection with Hwy. 9 road rage incident: police

An 18-year-old man has been charged in connection to a road rage incident near Schomberg, Ont., police say. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

An 18-year-old man is facing multiple charges after a road rage incident involving two vehicles that occurred on the evening of June 15 on Highway 9 near Schomberg, Ont., South Simcoe police say.

The cars continued north on County Road 27, with one driver aggressively following the other, officers add.

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When the cars reached the Bond Head area, police say, the drivers pulled over to the side of the road, got out of their vehicles and spoke to one another.

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One of the drivers pulled out a handgun and threatened the other driver, police add, before he got into his car and left the area.

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On Tuesday, the 18-year-old from Schomberg was arrested and charged with weapons dangerous to the public peace, using a firearm during the commission of an indictable offence, assault with weapon and dangerous driving, officers say.

A search warrant was also executed at the man’s home, police say, and a Glock-style pellet gun was found.

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“Many pellet guns closely resemble actual firearms” Det. Sgt. Mike Adams of the South Simcoe Police Service’s street crime unit said in a statement.

“We strongly caution members of the public against carrying these weapons in public”.

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