REDDING, Calif. - A man is facing a charge of assault with a deadly weapon after he was driving recklessly and crashed into a vehicle he was following, according to the Redding Police Department.
Police responded to a report of road rage in Redding around 7:23 p.m. on Sunday in the area of Victor Ave. and Marlene Ave.
During an investigation, police learned 21-year-old Elijah Richards of Redding was the driver of the vehicle.
Police also learned Richards left the Lowe’s Home Improvement parking lot in a 2010 Dodge Caliber and followed a vehicle recklessly and screaming obscenities at the vehicle.
The other vehicle pulled over on the side of the road at Victor Ave. and Marlene Ave. when Richards intentionally drove his vehicle into the victim’s vehicle, according to police.
There was minor damage to the vehicle and the people in the car did not suffer injuries.
Police said officers did a Driving Under the Influence investigation and determined Richards was heavily intoxicated.
Richard was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving on a suspended license and assault with a deadly weapon.
Richards resisted officers and threatened to harm officers and their families when he was being booked into the Shasta County Jail, according to police.
He is now facing additional charges of resisting arrest and threatening an executive officer.