GAS BAR ASSAULT leads to charges

ELMVALE —  Police have charged a woman with assault after an altercation between a driver and snowmobiler at a gas bar here.

Police have laid a number of charges.

Provincial police say that  on February 12, 2018, OPP responded to an allerged assault that occurred at a gas station in Elmvale.

The victim had completed fueling his snowmobile when he was confronted by a female also waiting for fuel.

The entire interaction was captured on security video.

The accused is observed exiting her vehicle and approaching the victim. Words were exchanged.

The accused is then seen pulling off the victim’s helmet and throwing it.

The victim received minor injuries.

As a result, 48-year old Nicolina Palozzi, of Springwater Township, has been charged with two counts of assault.

She is to appear in a Collingwood Court on March 6th, 2018 to answer to the charges.

Police says aggressive-driving behaviours, such as failing to yield the right-of-way and cutting in front of someone too closely, may cause other drivers to become frustrated and angry and lead to a road-rage conflict between drivers. An angry driver may attempt dangerous retaliatory action.

They add: If you are in a situation in which you feel threatened by another driver, do the following:

  • Stay in your vehicle and lock the doors.
  • If you have a cell phone, call police.
  • Use your horn and signals to attract attention.
  • If you believe you are being followed, do not drive home. Drive to a police station or a busy public place.