Salton Sea Road Rage Suspect Arrested

Albert Bataclan

SALTON CITY (CNS) – A 28-year-old man was arrested today for allegedly
assaulting another motorist with a deadly weapon in a road rage incident.

Alberto Pedraza Cortez of Salton City was arrested Thursday morning on
suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and brandishing a firearm,
according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

The Coachella Community Action Team and the Southern Coachella Valley
Community Service District Team searched a residence in the 15-40 block of Red
Sea Avenue, where they allegedly found three firearms and ammunition.

According to the sheriff’s department, the search warrant stemmed from
the assault with a deadly weapon incident during a fit of road rage at
Avenue 50 and the 86 Expressway in Coachella on May 16.

Cortez was booked into the John J. Benoit Detention Center in Indio.

Copyright 2022, City News Service, Inc.

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