Road rage incidents are making the news and drawing awareness to the violent temper that some people have while they are driving. One of the high profile road rage incidents lately was that of the former National Football League's player's death when he was shot in a road rage incident. While that didn't occur in Virginia, another road rage incident did occur here. Now, a woman is facing criminal charges based on allegations of road rage.
The case against the woman alleges that she was in an argument on March 25. After that argument, she allegedly rammed her vehicle into a vehicle that was occupied by a 19-year-old man. While police officers didn't expect to charge the woman, they did end up filing charges two weeks after the accident based on information that was gathered.
The man who was in that vehicle alleges that the woman accused him of being from ISIS and that she wanted him to go back to his country. The woman has been charged with hit and run, attempted malicious wounding and two counts of reckless driving.
This case brings up two important points. The first is that road rage incidents can lead to criminal charges, which depend on the circumstances of the accident. The second is that just because you don't face criminal charges at the time of the incident doesn't mean that you won't have charges filed against you at a later date.
If you are charged with criminal acts, you must ensure you understand the points of the case against you. That is a starting point for building your defense.
Source: WUSA9, "Woman charged after road rage incident in Fairfax County," April 06, 2016