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Female driver punched, bitten in road rage incident, say police

A 19-year-old male was charged in the incident that happened Friday in Guelph
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A Guelph male faces charges after a female motorist was punched in the face and bitten on the wrist Friday during a road rage incident, reports Guelph police

The adult female victim called police about 4:45 p.m. Friday. She said she was driving near Stephanie Drive and Rochelle Drive when another vehicle cut her off and forced her to stop. The male driver approached her vehicle and punched her in the eye. The parties are not known to each other.

The female was also bitten on the wrist when she tried to grab onto the male to stop the assault. Before leaving the scene the male damaged the female’s vehicle.

The female sustained a black eye and was taken to Guelph General Hospital by police to be checked out.

The male was located at his residence after the victim noted his licence plate.

A 19-year-old Guelph male is charged with assault and mischief under $5,000. He will appear in a Guelph court June 1.