Motorist arrested after cyclist assaulted in Peterborough: police

Peterborough police say a man was arrested after a cyclist was assaulted on July 25, 2022. File Photo / Getty Images

A Peterborough man is facing an assault charge after a road rage incident in Peterborough on Monday evening.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 6:20 p.m., officers responded to a reported assault in the area of Armour and Dafoe roads. Police learned a group of cyclists had been riding together when a vehicle attempted to go around them.

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Police say as the vehicle passed there was an exchange between the driver and the lead cyclist. The driver reportedly stopped the vehicle, got out and grabbed a cyclist, causing them to fall off their bicycle.

The cyclist suffered minor injuries, police said.

The investigation led to the arrest of a 50-year-old Peterborough man who was charged with assault.

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The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 25, police said Tuesday.


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