One woman flips the middle finger, forces car to pull over, and another allegedly pretends to be a sheriff.
Cellphone video captured a terrifying Northern California road-rage encounter between two women and a driver who allegedly identified herself to them as a sheriff’s deputy.
Two women frantically called the California Highway Patrol Saturday afternoon to report that they were being repeatedly cut off by another driver as they drove along Interstate 80, about 60 miles northeast of Sacramento.
The women say the other driver at one point ran her Ford Explorer into the side of their Mazda, forcing it onto the shoulder.
On the cellphone video you can hear one of the victims say: “We have a vehicle that has been following us, saying she’s a cop and keeps trying to tell us to pull over.”
The suspect, 50-year-old Deirdre Orozco of Santa Clara, made her first court appearance Tuesday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, obstructing a peace officer and reckless driving.
Roseville police said Orozco also had been arrested three days earlier but was freed while prosecutors weighed charges from that incident.