LOMA LINDA – A 33-year-old woman, driving dangerously along a main street early Sunday afternoon, intentionally sideswiped a car in a road rage incident.
When San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies investigated, they determined that Melanie Sue Reeder was involved in a domestic dispute which led to her inflicting damage on another car.
Reeder was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, though no injuries occurred to either driver. Deputies from the Central Station, located in Loma Linda, responded to reports of road rage driving when a motorist reported a black Dodge Charger was attempting to ram a blue Volkswagen off the road along Redlands Blvd.
Deputies were able to respond to the incident near Mead Street and Mountain View Avenue, where the two vehicles were stopped.
Investigation revealed that Reeder and the unidentified victim had been having a domestic dispute before the incident. Reeder, said deputies, “intentionally sideswiped the victim’s car, trying to get him to stop his vehicle.” Moderate damage was done to both cars, according to reports.
Reeder was taken to Central Detention Center and eventually released shortly before midnight. No court date has yet been assigned, according to booking information.
According to records, it has not yet been determined if the case will be filed as a misdemeanor, which carries a year’s sentence in jail, or a felony, which carries a sentence of anywhere between two and four years in state prison.