(May 20, 2013) – Road Rage On The Coronado Bridge Knocks Two People Off Their Motorcycle – Off Duty Cop Is Witness
Sadly “road rage” is still a problem on our roadways. Today, the driver of a BMW was seen driving reckless and after tangling with two people on a motorcycle, purposely cuts them off knocking them off their motorcycle. It just so happens an off duty police officer witnesses the crime – and the driver of the BMW is later arrested.
*Read the attached news release below from the California Highway Patrol.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2013
Road Rage on Coronado Bridge Results in Arrest
On May 18, 2013 at approximately 6:30pm, Phillip Eggers (7/27/88) of El Cajon was arrested after his involvement in a road rage incident on the Coronado Bay Bridge.
An off-duty San Diego Police Officer along with other witnesses, observed Subject Eggers driving a blue BMW M3 in a reckless manner while on the Coronado Bridge. After a brief encounter (while in motion) with a motorcycle rider and passenger, Subject Eggers was reported to be driving in the #3 lane, while the motorcycle was in the #2 lane, to the left side of the BMW. According to witnesses, Subject Eggers purposely swerved towards the motorcycle, striking the motorcycle and causing both occupants to be ejected off the motorcycle at approximately 5:40 p.m.
Subject Eggers continued driving off the Coronado Bridge while the off-duty San Diego Police Officer followed the BMW to Glorietta Boulevard where the BMW came to stop. The off-duty San Diego Police Officer identified himself and held Subject Eggers at gun point until Coronado Police Department arrived on scene. After an initial investigation, CHP San Diego arrested Subject Eggers and booked him at San Diego County Jail on the following charges; 664/187 PC, 245(a)(1) PC, and 273(a) PC.
If you have questions or need further information, please contact the San Diego CHP office.
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Written by: CHP Media Information Officer Tommy Doerr, San Diego, California
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