Saanich road rage caught on camera

Two men began throwing punches after getting into a verbal argument Tuesday afternoon

Saanich Police are not pressing chargers following a fist fight between two men the stemmed from a road rage incident while trying to exit Saanich Plaza mall onto Ravine Way on Tuesday.

The violent episode made it’s rounds on social media.

“Yesterday at around 12:30 p.m. we received multiple 911 calls about a fight in the parking lot at Saanich [Plaza],” Sgt. Jereme Leslie said. “Officers from our patrol division attended and located two men who had been in a fight.”

In the video posted online (see Saanichnews.com), one man can be seen confronting another through his driver side window. The door then opens and both men begin to wrestle and throw punches before they are separated by onlookers.

“Each person provided a slightly different version of the events that had transpired before the fight began,” Leslie said, adding, “a number of witnesses came forward and provided us video of part of the incident.”

No party that was involved in the fight wished to pursue a criminal charge and both parties wished to move on from this event, Leslie said.

Because there was no proof that injuries were more than merely transient or trifling in nature, police won’t be recommending charges to Crown Counsel, he added.

In the video, the altercation comes to an end, but not before the man who was pulled out of his vehicle angrily stomps on the glasses of his aggressor.

– With files from Ragnar Haagen

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