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Suspect sought in east-end road rage assault

Police say motorcyclist assaulted pickup truck driver June 7 near Sylvia and Grove streets
Barrie police car

Police are searching for a man in connection with an assault in the city’s east end two weeks ago.

On June 7, at 7 p.m. at Sylvia Street and Grove Street East, there was a road rage incident between the operator of a grey Harley Davidson motorcycle and the driver of a black Dodge Ram truck.

According to Barrie police communications co-ordinator Peter Leon, the motorcyclist was travelling through the parking lot and had to stop abruptly when the driver of the truck didn’t see the bike coming.

The assault occurred when they left the parking lot.

“When they exited onto the road, the operator of the motorcycle assaulted the pickup truck driver,” said Leon. “They got to the stop sign and the driver of the pickup truck rolled down his window to apologize again. There was no contact between the two vehicles, but he felt bad about cutting off the other driver. That is when the driver of the motorcycle assaulted him.”

The motorcyclist is described as a white male, 5’10”, wearing a black motorcycle vest, grey hooded sweatshirt and an open-style helmet.

Leon said since there are not a lot of road rage incidents like this, he is hoping someone was in the area at the time and has dash cam footage they can share with police.

Anyone who saw anything is asked to email jminke@barriepolice.ca.