Reported road rage incident leads to arrest for Menacing and Ulawful Use of a Weapon (copy)
On 10/11/2016 at 6:24 P.M. Astoria Police received a report that a man in a white car had pointed a firearm at two males in a utility truck near Industry and Hamburg Streets in Astoria. The incident reportedly began in Warrenton with the complainants alleging that the suspect pulled out in front of them making an obscene gesture, and the suspect alleging that he was being followed by the complainants. The incident reportedly came to an end on Industry Street near Hamburg when the suspect, 34 year old Jacob Allen Olson of Garibaldi, allegedly pointed a firearm at one of the complainants. Olson was subsequently stopped by the Warrenton Police Department and taken into custody without incident for the crimes of Menacing and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. A rifle was recovered from Olson's vehicle.
Deputy Chief Halverson said "It's unfortunate that this situation progressed to this point. There are a lot of things that both parties could have done to prevent things from ending up this way. The first thing is be patient with your fellow drivers. If you think there may be a problem stop following the other vehicle. If another driver is tailgating, try pulling over and letting the other vehicle pass and finally if you believe a road rage incident is occurring call 911. We're grateful that this situation didn't end up in tragedy."