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OPP: Road rage on Highway 11 leads to driver brandishing weapon

The investigation revealed both drivers exited their vehicles
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Almaguin Highlands OPP

Police arrested and charged one person after a road rage event.

On November 15, 2023, shortly after 3:30 p.m., members from the Almaguin Highlands Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a road rage incident on Highway 11 in the Township of Machar.

The investigation revealed both drivers exited their vehicles and one driver brandished an edged weapon toward the other driver. No injuries were sustained.

As a result of the investigation, Duane Burkitt, 48, from Gilmour Tudor-Cashel Township, was arrested and charged with, assault with a weapon.

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on January 11, 2024, in Sundridge, Ont.