Innisfail RCMP arrest male after road rage incident; “firearm was pointed from a vehicle to another driver”

Innisfail, Alberta – On Aug. 25, 2020 at 9:16 a.m., the QEII Integrated Traffic Services responded to a incident where a firearm was pointed from a vehicle to another driver after a road rage incident near Antler Hill on Highway 2 north of Innisfail. No one was injured.

Police located the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Highway 2 near Highway 54 when it fled at a high rate of speed. A pursuit was initiated but stopped due public safety on the highway. Traffic Services members with assistance from the Innisfail RCMP Detachment located the suspect vehicle a short time later after it crashed into a field.

The lone occupant was located suffering from serious non-life threatening injuries. He was arrested and transported to hospital by EMS.

Road Rage
Road Rage

Benjamin Tyrone Schnieder (34) of no fixed address has been charged with:

· Pointing a firearm

· Flight from police

· Dangerous driving

· Obstruct Police Officer

· Identity fraud

· Possession of stolen property (x2)

· Possess counterfeit currency

· Fail to comply (x4)

He was remanded into custody following a judicial hearing and is set to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on Sept. 2, 2020.

Innisfail RCMP

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