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Man arrested for possession of weapons in Saanich road rage incident on Wednesday night


A road rage fuelled argument resulted in one arrest on weapons charges in Saanich on Wednesday.

Saanich Police received reports of two men arguing in a parking lot in the 3700 Block of Shelbourne Street at about 9:20 p.m.

Police say the person who called in the incident reported that one man wielding was a knife and bear spray throughout the argument.

Officers arrived on scene and arrested a 50-year-old man for possession of a weapon.

According to police, the weapons were not used against anyone and no one was physically injured during the incident.

Later police reportedly learned that the confrontation between the two men began in the 4400 block of Shelbourne Street where they were driving separate vehicles.

Allegations suggest that both men were driving dangerously and that is the reason they both pulled into the same parking lot for a confrontation.

“We urge all drivers and residents not to confront others if they have driving concerns,” said D/Sgt. Damian Kowalewich in a media release. 

“We have a dedicated Traffic Safety Unit who are prepared to investigate traffic matters and who are ready to assist when needed.

The man who was arrested on the weapons charges was later released on conditions he will have no further contact with the other man involved and have no further possession of restricted weapons, including bear spray and knives. 

He will appear in court in November.

Curtis Blandy

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