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Police look for suspects in roadside assault investigation

It is alleged that one of the suspects approached the victim and used profanity then attacked the victim. The suspect threw the victim to the ground and assaulted him
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CENTRE WELLINGTON - On Feb. 6, 2018 at approximately 6:30 p.m., members of the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a road rage incident that led to an assault on Beatty Line near Sideroad 15, Township of Centre Wellington.

The victim reports he was driving north on Beatty Line from Sideroad 15 when he noticed that a vehicle had begun to follow him. While continuing northbound the victim observed this vehicle to be tailgaiting.

The victim decided to pull to the shoulder and stop his vehicle. The suspect vehicle also stopped. The victim then exited his car to see if this other driver was in need of something.

At this time, two unknown males exited the suspect vehicle from the driver and passenger front doors. (It is alleged that) the suspect approached the victim and used profanity then attacked the victim. The suspect threw the victim to the ground and assaulted him. The incident lasted a short amount of time and ended when the suspect and passenger got back into their car and fled the scene. The victim received treatment for minor injuries.

The suspect is described as a white male approximately 30 years of age with black hair, a beard and moustache, wearing a black winter coat, blue jeans and a black toque. The passenger is described as a tall white male.

The vehicle is described as a black older model Honda, possibly a Honda Civic.

This appears to be an isolated incident and OPP is asking the public for their assistance in locating the suspect.

Any person with information regarding this person should contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip online at You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.