Thompson RCMP investigate several instances of road rage

March 6, 2023
Thompson, Manitoba

News release

In the past few weeks, Thompson RCMP responded to several reports of road rage. The investigation led officers to identify a suspect and link him to three separate investigations.

On February 10, 2023, at approximately 11:00 am, an adult male attended Thompson RCMP Detachment and reported a road rage incident. The victim was driving on Thompson Drive when he honked his horn at another vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle rolled down his window and threw his coffee at the victim's vehicle. While the vehicles were both moving, the suspect began punching the passenger mirror on the other vehicle.

On March 1, 2023, at approximately 3:50 pm, RCMP responded to a report of road rage on Thompson Drive. It was reported the victim, an adult male, was driving when he honked at a vehicle that was illegally parked on the roadway. The driver of the parked vehicle got out and threatened the other driver. The suspect began hitting the vehicle with his fists. When the victim managed to drive away, the suspect followed for a period of time, honking his horn and driving erratically.

On March 4, 2023, at approximately 4:10 pm, RCMP received a report of a road rage incident that had occurred on Thompson Drive. An adult female driver was stopped on the roadway to allow pedestrians to cross the road, when a vehicle came up behind her at a high rate of speed. The male driver began yelling at the pedestrians and then directed his anger at the female driver. The male suspect threatened and assaulted the female driver and damaged her passenger mirror.

On March 5, 2023, a 45-year-old male of Thompson was arrested at his residence. He is facing charges of:

Uttering Threats x3
Mischief x3
Drive Carelessly(Highway Traffic Act)

He was released from custody on an Undertaking with conditions.

Thompson RCMP continue to investigate.


Contact information

Cpl. Julie Courchaine, Media Relations Officer
RCMP Media Relations
Twitter @rcmpmb | @GRCManitoba |

File number: 2023-292648

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