Charges laid in road rage incident

A 27-year old driver is facing charges after a steel block was thrown at another car, injuring two children

Charges have been laid following what Halton Region police allege was an ``atrocious fit of rage while driving`` that injured a driver and two children.

Police say a family was driving along Highway 7 in Halton Hills, Ont., on Monday when a vehicle followed close behind looking for a chance to pass.

The driver did eventually pass, but while doing so, allegedly threw a steel block into the partially open window of the family's vehicle.

The steel block shattered the glass, injuring the driver and showering two children in the back seat with glass fragments. The children, aged five and 3 months were treated for glass shards that struck their faces and eyes.

A 27-year-old driver turned himself into police on Tuesday. Edwin Hepburn of Acton, Ont., is charged with mischief endangering life, dangerous driving, assault with a weapon and mischief.

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  1. JohnH_6636 posted on 07/09/2014 09:07 AM
    This is indeed road rage. Physical acts of intended harm. Not to be confused with the odd finger, or verbal rant from a window, which I prefer to call Drive By Education. Pointing out someone's dangerous motorist activity as stupidity is not road rage. Throwing steel blocks through windows or hitting cars on purpose or stopping, and hopping out for a fist fight is what road rage really is, and those offenses should be charged, especially those that endanger children by their acts. Ragers have an incessant need to be ahead, as though there will never be another car ahead of the one they are behind, it is beyond ludicrous to be a tailgater and rager simply for a few feet further up on the roadway. I stop in traffic at rail tracks and green lights because I have common sense not to block intersections or tracks, far too many motorists don't grasp this concept and are Horn Happy Harrys from Hell, most likely missing a brain cell. Rage is an issue, and this was definitely that, but don't charge people that yell an f-bomb out the window with a finger, that is a release, not a rage. I prefer to use rhyming poetry myself.
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 07/09/2014 10:20 AM
      @JohnH_6636 Well said....
      This guy should be barred from driving again anytime soon.
  2. john posted on 07/09/2014 10:23 AM
    up to me this jackoff would have 1k bullets put in him and the cops would do the same to him again . this assholes are a reason why we need cap punishment to came back .
  3. metro linx posted on 07/09/2014 10:48 AM
    perhaps this might be handy, providing he doesn't offend the other riders:
    1. john posted on 07/09/2014 12:20 PM
      @metro linx good hope somone has a steel bar with them when thay see him . give him a taste of his own medicine .
  4. CEO_MAN posted on 07/09/2014 12:44 PM
    6 Months Jail time, 2 year mandatory licence suspension. But in this city, he will probably walk away with a $ 250 fine.
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