Man arrested in road rage incident

February 7, 2008 12:25:37 PM PST
Police arrested a man for a road rage incident Wednesday night after he was allegedly seen ramming into a minivan, according to the Petaluma Police Department.

Police received a 911 call reporting a road rage incident just before 6 p.m., the department reported. A witness reported seeing a man driving a Dodge pickup truck ramming into a minivan while both vehicles were traveling northbound on Petaluma Boulevard, police reported.

The vehicles drove past the front of the police station, and officers reportedly positioned themselves behind the pickup truck to stop it.

An investigation into the incident revealed that the suspect, Petaluma resident Russell Lee Heath, 52, was allegedly angry because the minivan driver unsafely changed lanes in front of Heath's truck in downtown Petaluma, police reported. Heath then allegedly rammed into the minivan at least six times while driving about .5 miles, causing damage, according to police. Man arrested for suspected road rage incident Heath was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and driving under the influence, according to the Police Department. He was booked into Sonoma County Jail with $20,000 bail. Man arrested for suspected road rage incident The driver of the minivan was uninjured, police reported.