CHINO HILLS – Eric Fernandez (31) faces attempted murder charges for repeatedly ramming a car and running it off the road at dawn on September 10, 2016.
The initial altercation between the men escalated into a road rage rampage.
Authorities from San Bernardino County Sheriff, Chino Hills reported that Fernandez allegedly rammed the victim’s vehicle twice with his black Chevrolet Tahoe, at speeds of at least 50 miles per hour, on city streets.
When the terrified driver attempted to escape by entering the 71 freeway, Fernandez rammed the car once more, sending it smashing through a metal guard rail and careening over the edge near Pine Avenue. Investigators say it rolled at least twice during its 60-foot descent down the embankment, then crashed.
Fernandez allegedly left the scene, and was found at 4:00 p.m. that afternoon and taken into custody at his home by deputies.
The victim, whose name is being withheld during the investigation, was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. His condition is not being released at this time, during the ongoing investigation.
Fernandez remains in custody at San Bernardino Central Detention Center, awaiting appearance at Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court on Wednesday, September 21st at 8:30 a.m. in Department 18.
Investigators are gathering information for this case. Anyone with information is urged to call Sheriff’s Dispatch at (909) 387-8313 or the Chino Hills Police Department at (909) 364-2000.
Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-80078-CRIME(27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.