'Road rage' incidents prompt police notice

Southwestern Regional Police are warning people of the dangers of road rage incidents after two occurred in their jurisdiction in about a week.

One of those incidents resulted in a driver getting pepper sprayed in the face, and another resulted in someone damaging a mirror.

First incident: According to police, a driver pulled in front of another car on Stoverstown Road in North Codorus Township about 1:45 p.m. Aug. 25.

The car pulled in front of the other one while entering the road from Sunnyside Road.


The other vehicle then drove very close to the vehicle that had gotten in front of it, and at one point the first car stopped in the center of the road, according to police. 

The driver of the front car went to the other car, where one of its passengers pepper sprayed the driver.

Both parties contacted police, but each gave differing versions of the incident. Charges could not be filed because of the different accounts, according to police.

Second incident: Police say a vehicle was following a motorcycle eastbound on Route 116 near Smith Station Road in Heidelberg Township about 11:50 a.m. Sept. 1 when the motorcyclist appeared to be texting.

The car passed the motorcycle, which police say upset the motorcyclist.

The motorcyclist then passed the car and struck the driver's side mirror of the car with an unknown object, according to police.

The mirror was damaged. Police say the motorcyclist is a white male in his mid-20s with a beard who was wearing a black-and-red helmet with a jacket.

Police say anyone involved in a road rage incident should take note of the description of the driver and vehicle but avoid the other party and call 911.

Anyone with information on the motorcycle driver is asked to call police at 717-225-1333, ext. 100, or York County Emergency Services at 717-854-5571.