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Road rage incident in Barrie leaves man injured, another charged

A Barrie police cruiser in an undated file photo. CITYNEWS/Kevin Frankish

Police say a road rage incident in Barrie has left one man with injuries and another facing an assault charge.

They allege a man felt the motorist ahead of him was driving too slowly and became irate.

When the motorist pulled into a parking lot, investigators allege the angry driver followed and rear-ended the man’s vehicle.

They say the two then engaged in a verbal dispute, which soon became physical, resulting in the motorist, a 59-year-old Innisfil, Ont., man, suffering injuries that required medical attention in hospital.

A 54-year-old Barrie man is charged with assault.