YUBA CITY, Calif. (Dec. 23, 2014) – Video shows a startling road rage attack on a California highway.
Two women were traveling along Interstate 80 Saturday when they saw a pickup truck driving between lanes, reports FOX40.
“This isn’t just a normal road rage type of person who tail gates you for a little bit and then moves on. She was definitely coming after us specifically and wanting to harm us somehow,” driver Vanessa Gladieux told the TV station.
Her passenger, Delanie Strykul, shot cell phone video of the encounter.
The other driver, identified as Diedre Orozco, eventually stopped in the middle of the road. She got out of her truck and approached Gladieux and Strykul while claiming to be a sheriff’s deputy.
Strykul called 911 soon after that. Orozco then hit the side of their car with her truck, forcing Gladieux to pull over.
The women said they were fortunate that the California Highway Patrol had an office nearby. They got help from an officer, although that didn’t stop Orozco.
“And she even got out of the car then ran towards our car and the CHP officer had to yell at her, ‘Ma’am, stay in your car, stay in your car,’” Gladieux told FOX40.
Orozco has been charged with reckless driving and assault with a deadly weapon. Police said Orozco had been released from jail earlier that morning in a different hit-and-run case.
The women aren’t sure what set Orozco off, although they did admit to giving her the finger after Orozco cut them off on multiple occasions.