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Woman accused of attacking trucker in road rage incident charged with assault, ‘terroristic threats’


A Pennsylvania woman is facing multiple charges for her alleged attack on a semi truck driver earlier this week.

Forty-nine year old Tammy L. Ambrose has been charged with Terroristic Threat, Simple Assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Harassment, and Careless Driving, according to the Tilden Township Police Department.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred around 12:30 p.m. on March 8 near Hamburg, Pennsylvania.

Police say that Ambrose was driving a red Suzuki sedan in the area of of State Route 61 northbound and Lowland Road when she cut off a tractor trailer and came to a stop, forcing the trucker to stop as well.

Ambrose then reportedly exited the sedan, climbed up on the driver’s side of the truck, and pounded on the window while yelling profanities. The truck driver called 911 and snapped several photos of Ambrose.

Police say Ambrose “opened the driver’s door of the victim’s vehicle and began screaming in the victim’s face. Ambrose then spit saliva directly into the victim’s face while he was on the phone with 911.”

Ambrose reportedly left the scene when she realized that the truck driver was on the phone with 911.

Shortly before 11 p.m. on March 8, Ambrose contacted police after seeing her images released to the news and social media.

On March 10 at 10 a.m. “Ambrose made further statements via phone to a Tilden Township Police officer indicating her involvement. She believed that the tractor trailer driver had cut her off earlier in traffic and wanted him to apologize to her. That is why she approached the victim’s vehicle.”

Charges were officially filed against Ambrose on the afternoon of March 10.


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