Innisfail RCMP arrest man in relation to alleged road rage incident
CALGARY -- Innisfail RCMP have arrested a man in conjunction with an alleged road rage incident that took place early Wednesday mornng.
QEII Integrated Traffic Services responded to a call around 9:16 a.m. that someone had pointed a firearm at another driver following a road rage incident near Antler Hill, on Highway 2 north of Innisfail.
No one was injured.
Police were able to locate the vehicle and tried to stop it on Highway 2 near Highway 54, but the motorist fled at high speed.
The police chased after the driver, but stopped due to a concern for public safety.
A little while after that, the suspected vehicle was located with the help of RCMP traffic services members after it crashed into a field.
The driver was the only person in the vehicle. He suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries. He was arrested, then transported to hospital by EMS.
Benjamin Tyson Schnieder, 34, of no fixed address, faces numerous charges including:
- Pointing a firearm;
- Flight from police;
- Dangerous driving;
- Obstructing a police officer;
- Identity fraud;
- Two counts of possession of stolen property;
- Possession of counterfeit currency, and;
- Four counts of failure to comply.
Schnieder was remanded into custody and is set to appear in Red Deer provincial court on Sept. 2.