The CHP is investigating a crash on Interstate 8 as a possible road rage incident involving two female drivers. It happened last Saturday, May 10, at about 3:50 p.m.
Officers say 21-year-old Kelsey Shakespeare was in her silver Volkswagen Jetta and heading west on I-8 just west of College Ave. At the same time, 33-year-old Stephanie Pontarolo was driving her green Toyota Tacoma on the same stretch of freeway. Neither driver was seriously hurt in the crash.
The CHP says that the two drivers -- for unknown reasons -- "became engaged in an altercation." The CHP statement went on to say, that "if it is determined through our investigation that there was an intentional act to harm another person this incident would not be treated as a collision and separate charges would follow. The potential charges could range from attempted murder to assault with a deadly weapon depending on the circumstances."
Witnesses told 10 News that the Tacoma's driver drove up next to the Jetta and flipped the driver off with both hands just before bumping the car.