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Truck driver arrested for trying to run fellow trucker off I-49 in incident caught on video


Police in Louisiana arrested a truck driver on Wednesday after a viral video allegedly showed him involved in an interstate road rage battle with another trucker.

Omar Berrios Martinez

On Wednesday, March 29, 44 year old truck driver Omar Berrios Martinez was arrested and charged with reckless operation with no accident and aggravated obstruction of a highway, according to local outlet KTBS.

The Desoto Parish Sheriff’s Office says that there is also a warrant for the arrest of the other truck driver involved.

The charges were issued following a road rage incident captured on video on I-49 near Shreveport, Louisiana, on Tuesday, March 28.

In the clip, you can see that Martinez and another truck driver are swerving at one another and appear to try to force each other off of the road. After a third semi truck arrives at the scene and blocks traffic in the left lane, one of the truck drivers involved veers off the road and drives in the grassy median to try to get away from the scene.

The Desoto Parish Sheriff’s Office told KSLA, “Obviously, people make gestures at each other, and there’s often words exchanged or things like that. Rarely, at least in this area, do you see vehicles try to strike each other and literally run each other off the road, much less folks driving commercial vehicles that decided that was appropriate at that time.”

You can view video of the incident below.


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