Stop-and-go traffic sparks road rage dispute in Oakland County; shots fired through back windshield
Two drivers got into a road rage dispute overnight while waiting in stop-and-go traffic on a freeway in Oakland County, and it led to shots being fired from a minivan through the other vehicle’s back windshield, police said.
2 arrested in Sterling Heights for cutting people off, giving middle finger, causing crash, shooting
Two people were arrested in connection with a Sterling Heights road rage case after they cut off other cars and gave the driver of a minivan the middle finger, causing the vehicles to crash into each other and sparking a shooting, officials said.
Corvette driver shoots pepper ball gun at sedan during road rage incident while merging in Chesterfield
The driver of a yellow Corvette fired a pepper ball gun at a sedan because he was “concerned for his safety” during a road rage incident while the two vehicles were merging at a construction zone in Chesterfield Township, officials said.
Michigan State Police investigating I-94 road rage shooting in Detroit
DETROIT – A stretch of I-94 was closed down Sunday night due to an investigation into a shooting on the freeway. According to authorities, the victim was driving eastbound on I-94 between Woodward Avenue and I-75 at about 6:45 p.m. when another vehicle performed a brake check before firing shots. Police said the suspect vehicle exited at Van Dyke. Eastbound I-94 between the Lodge Freeway and Woodward Avenue was closed as officers investigated. On Monday morning, state police said the suspect vehicle was found and individuals were taken into custody.
Road rage shooting on Detroit’s east side critically injuries 50-year-old man
DETROIT – Police are investigating a road rage incident on Detroit’s east side Friday that put a 50-year-old man in the hospital with critical injuries. Police said an argument between a 50-year-old man and a 31-year-old man escalated into gunfire being exchanged between the two. The 50-year-old man was struck and and was rushed to a hospital, where he is in critical condition. The 31-year-old man was taken in to be questioned by police. More: Detroit crime news
Michigan man who threw woman to ground in road-rage incident ordered to pay $390K
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A Michigan man who caused a woman to suffer a traumatic brain injury when he slammed her to the ground after a road-rage incident has been ordered to pay more than $390,000 in medical restitution. Alvarez had earlier pleaded no contest to assault with intent to do great bodily injury less than murder. Samantha Sutherlin, 24, had pulled into a Grand Rapids parking lot in February after some type of road-rage incident involving Alvarez when Alvarez threw her to the ground. The mother said her husband had to quit his job to care for their daughter and her two small children. During the hearing, Alvarez apologized.
Washtenaw County deputies find body while executing search warrant
BRIDGEWATER TOWNSHIP, Mich. – While serving a search warrant Saturday, the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office located the body of a man wanted in connection with a Christmas Eve road rage shooting. ORIGINAL STORY: Washtenaw County deputies search for suspect in road rage shootingAccording to authorities, the road rage incident happened neat the intersection of Alber and Textile roads in Lodi Township at about 9:45 a.m. Deputies said the suspect fired gunshots, hitting the victim’s vehicle multiple times. The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office said they were able to identify a potential suspect through tips provided to authorities. Police said the deputies spent several hours attempting to make contact to serve a search warrant Saturday before discovering the 51-year-old man’s body inside the home. Anyone with information is asked to contact Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office at 734-973-7711.
Washtenaw County deputies search for suspect in road rage shooting
The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is searching for the vehicle in connection with a "road rage" incident on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, in Lodi Township. Photo provided by Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office. LODI TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect in a road rage shooting on Christmas Eve. UPDATE: Washtenaw County deputies find body while executing search warrantDeputies said the suspect was in a 2006-2007 burgundy Chevy Impala with a damaged mirror on the driver’s side and a black front replacement bumper. Anyone with information is asked to contact Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Harvey at email@example.com or submit an anonymous tip at 734-973-7711.
Men are more aggressive behind the wheel, AAA says
DETROIT, Mich. – The American Automobile Association claims it has settled who is more aggressive on the road -- the data shows men are more likely to speed, tailgate, drive dangerously and express road rage. Metro Detroiters agree that road rage isn’t worth the risk, but when it comes down to who is more likely to have road rage -- drivers were divided. Data gathered by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety confirms the perception that men tend to speed, tailgate, merge dangerously, and make rude gestures or honk at other drivers more than women. The data also found that younger drivers were more aggressive than older drivers. Regardless of gender or sex, nearly 80% of American drivers demonstrate aggressive behavior behind the wheel -- with speeding topping the list.
Police wrestle with driver after Oakland County road rage incident gets out of control
TROY, Mich. – An incident of road rage got way out of hand Monday evening in Oakland County leading to police wrestling with one of the drivers. Police are seeing more road rage incidents with higher intensity including this particular one. Yesterday evening the driver of a Dodge Caliber called 911 to report being chased along I-75 by a Chevy Cruze. It initially started with one man getting out of his car and threatening to shoot the other driver. Even after a Troy squad car cut off the Chevy Cruze, the female driver still tried to get away.
Police seek man wanted for Dearborn road rage shooting
DEARBORN, Mich. – Dearborn police released images of the suspect wanted for a road rage shooting that took place around 5:40 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18. Police say the shooting happened in the area of Warren Avenue near Chase Road. The Dearborn Police Department will aggressively investigate this incident and the person responsible will be held accountable,” said Dearborn Police Chief, Ronald Haddad. CRIME HEADLINESDearborn police released this photo of the man wanted for a road rage shooting incident. (Dearborn police)Dearborn police are encouraging anyone who recognizes the vehicle or suspect to contact authorities.
Police investigating potential road rage shooting on Southfield Freeway
DETROIT – There have been at least 18 shootings on Metro Detroit freeways since June. The driver told police his car was shot multiple times by someone in a Maserati somewhere between McNichols and Eight Mile roads. That’s when the victim claims the Maserati driver fired shots and fled northbound. Lt. Mike Shaw with Michigan State Patrol urges drivers to avoid engaging in arguments while on the road. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Michigan State Police Metro South Post at 734-287-500.
Road rage sparks shooting on WB I-94 near I-75, police say
DETROIT – A road rage incident sparked a shooting Tuesday in the westbound lanes of I-94 near I-75, according to authorities. The westbound lanes of I-94 were closed for about two hours at I-75 near the Woodward Avenue exit in Downtown Detroit -- a busy spot during rush hour. Michigan State Police officials said a man called police around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to say someone had shot at him on the freeway. It’s unclear what sparked the road rage, but the man told police multiple shots were fired, according to MSP. Nobody was injured in the shooting, but the man’s car was hit by gunfire, officials said.
Police: Road rage leads to shots fired on Davison Freeway
HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. – Police said a case of road rage on the Davison Freeway led to shots being fired. The incident happened around 6:15 p.m. on Thursday on the right shouder of the westbound lanes near Hamilton Avenue. Michigan State Police shut down westbound lanes of the Davison Freeway from I-75 to The Lodge for most of the night to search for evidence. The shooting is still under investigation. READ: More local crime reports
Oak Park man charged in road rage incident involving gunfire
OAK PARK An Oak Park man has been charged in connection with a road rage incident involving gunfire. He was given a $20,000 personal bond and is scheduled to appear in court at 1 p.m. on Aug. 31. According to police, on July 30 at around 5:42 p.m. Ferndale officers responded to the area of eastbound Eight Mile Road near Livernois for a possible shooting. Officers met the complainant in a parking lot near Eight Mile Road and Woodward Avenue. After an investigation Goriel was arrested several hours later by Ferndale police detectives.
Michigan State Police investigating shooting on I-94 in Ypsilanti Township
YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. Michigan State Police Brighton Troopers are investigating a shooting on I-94 in Ypsilanti Township, near the city of Rawsonville. The shooting happened at 12:40 p.m. on Friday. Police believe the shooting stemmed from road rage, no injuries were reported. READ: People are just mad: There have been 13 road rage shootings in Metro Detroit in 3 weeksPolice said the suspects are four Black men who fled the scene in a black Malibu vehicle, last seen traveling eastbound on I-94 from Rawsonville Road. Anyone with information is asked to call MSP Brighton Post at 810-227-1051.
People are just mad': There have been 13 road rage shootings in Metro Detroit in 3 weeks
DETROIT Its a number police cant remember seeing in the past -- 13 road rage shootings in Metro Detroit over the last three weeks. We havent had this many road rage incidents without firearms, let alone with firearms, we havent seen things like this -- where people are just mad about something, Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw said. The freeway shootings are happening, in most cases, because of everyday agitations on the road. A simple lane violation, disrespecting someone, somebody looked at them wrong -- going too fast or too slow, Shaw said. So far, there have been 12 shootings in Wayne County and one in Oakland County.
Driver fatally shot in road rage incident in Downtown Detroit
DETROIT One 24-year-old is dead and a 28-year-old woman in custody following a shooting that stemmed from a case of road rage. Police say around 10:50 p.m. Saturday night, the 24-year-old was behind the wheel of a land rover when he got in an altercation with 2 people on bicycles. A literal nightmare for driver, Halimah Consuelo and her friend Emanuelle Bakur. You hope that when those things do happen that people can react accordingly and responsibly and not out of emotion and rage, said Consuelo. You want to be able to protect yourself youre gonna feel a wave of man its approaching you especially in situation like that but is it.
Man shoots driver who didn’t let him merge onto Meyers Road on Detroit’s west side, police say
DETROIT – A man angry that another driver didn’t let him merge onto Meyers Road in Detroit pulled up alongside that driver and shot him, police said. The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at the intersection of Puritan Avenue and James Couzens Freeway, according to authorities. A man in a Silver Mazda Hatchback tried to merge onto Meyers Road on Detroit’s west side in front of a 35-year-old man, officials said. The 35-year-old man didn’t allow the Hatchback to merge, so the driver followed him to Puritan Avenue and James Couzens Freeway, according to police. The 35-year-old man was struck by gunfire, but still managed to drive himself to the 13000 block of Puritan Avenue, police said.
Harper Woods woman charged with waving gun at another driver during road rage incident
TROY, Mich. – A Harper Woods woman has been charged with waving a gun at another driver during a road rage incident in Oakland County, police said. Troy police were called at 6:11 p.m. Friday to southbound I-75 north of West Big Beaver Road. A driver told them he had been involved in a traffic altercation with the driver of a tan 2015 Kia Optima, officials said. At one point during the exchange, the woman flashed a gun at him out her window, according to authorities. Monea Smith, 30, of Harper Woods, had also contacted police about the altercation, officials said.