Agassiz RCMP seek public’s assistance in road rage investigation

AGASSIZ RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance to identify two men photographed in a service station parking lot.

On October 1, around 4 p.m., RCMP received a report that a motorist was assaulted while at a service station on the Highway 9 roundabout near Agassiz. The suspects drove away prior to police arrival.

RCMP continue to pursue leads in their investigation and believe the two individuals are associated to a purple-coloured SUV.

“We are reaching out to the public for assistance in identifying the individuals in the photograph,” says Cpl. Mike Rail. “Police have not ruled out that the incident may have spilled over from an earlier exchange between motorists.”

RCMP remind the travelling public it is important to remain calm when behind the wheel and avoid aggressive driving behaviour.

Tips to avoid and deal with road rage:

· Drivers make mistakes – yelling and rude gestures only exasperate the situation.
· A vehicle horn is meant to warn other motorists – not vent your anger.
· You can’t control how aggressive drivers behave – you can control your behaviour.
· Report aggressive and dangerous drivers to the police.

Anyone with information to identify the individuals is urged to contact the Agassiz RCMP at 604-796-2211 or, should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).