A male has been arrested in relation to a recent road rage and stabbing incident in Oakville.
On Saturday, June 12, 2021, at approximately 4:45 p.m., the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) responded to the area of Lakeshore Rd. East and Allan St. for reports of a male who had been stabbed.
Police say an investigation at the scene determined that the victim had been involved in a road rage incident with the suspect near the area of Gairloch Gardens.
According to police, the two vehicles followed one another and came to the intersection of Lakeshore Rd. East and Allan St.
Police say both drivers exited their vehicles and an altercation ensued.
The suspect stabbed the victim in the face with a knife and then fled the scene in his vehicle, according to police. The victim was later transported to the hospital with a laceration to his face.
Lakeshore Rd. was closed for a period of time due to the investigation.
On June 12, 2021, at approximately 7:45 p.m., the accused attended Peel Police – 11 Division and turned himself in.
According to police, David Smallbone, a 35-year-old from Mississauga has been charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.
Smallbone was held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Police are appealing to any witnesses who may have been in the area at the above date/time, as well as anyone with dash-cam or CCTV to contact Detective Mark Murray of the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777 ext. 2284.
Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.
Police would also like to remind the public to avoid conflict while driving and to not confront aggressive drivers. Please call the police if you require assistance or witness dangerous behaviour.