Driver, 40, rams car and slams into victim who stomps on his windshield before being run over in shocking road rage attack
- David Shelton, 40, charged with aggravated assault and aggravated DWI stemming from road rage incident in Phoenix on Saturday
- Facebook video recorded by eyewitness showed Shelton using his black sedan to ram other vehicles waiting at a red light
- Driver of a silver sedan fought back by climbing atop Shelton’s hood and stomping on his windshield
- While the driver of the silver car was standing in the road calling for his dog, Shelton struck him with his sedan, causing him to flip in the air
- Victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the incident
Police in Arizona have arrested a driver on assault and DUI charges stemming from a violent road rage incident, during which he was caught on camera ramming a man’s car and then launching the victim into the air following an altercation.
Police were called to the intersection of 43rd and Peoria avenues in Phoenix at around 12.45pm on Saturday after receiving reports about a road rage incident involving a driver, later identified as 40-year-old David Shelton, who was observed striking other vehicles waiting at a red light.
Video recorded by bystander Edward Zaragoza captured the moment Shelton, driving a black sedan, slammed into a silver car while the vehicle’s owner stood in the road.
Tempers flared at the intersection of 43rd and Peoria avenues in Phoenix on Saturday afternoon during a road rage incident, in which this driver ended up getting hurt
Police said David Shelton, 40, driving this black sedan, rammed several vehicles waiting at a red light
The driver of the silver sedan that was rammed by Shelton got out of the car, jumped onto the suspect’s hood and stomped on the windshield, before safely descending (right)
The driver of the silver car remained outside the vehicle to try and catch his dog, Ricky, which had jumped out of the car
Moments later, Shelton’s car accelerates toward the other driver, who jumps onto the hood and proceeds to stomp on the windshield before stepping off.
The driver of the silver car then goes looking for his dog, Ricky, who is seen running away from the intersection.
As soon as the light turns green and traffic begins flowing, Shelton makes a sharp right turn and slams into the other driver still calling for his dog, launching his body into the air.
Zaragoza’s video shows the victim flipping in the air and landing on the ground with a loud thud, before getting back on his feet.
As soon as the light turned green, Shelton made a sharp right turn and mowed down the driver of the silver car
The victim flipped in the air on impact before landing on the ground
The victim was able to get back on his feet unaided; he did not suffer life-threatening injuries
Officials with the Phoenix Police Department said the victim did not suffer any life-threatening injuries.
Shelton was booked into the county jail on a slew of charges, including aggravated assault and DWI
Police later tracked down Shelton and arrested him on charges of aggravated assault, assault, aggravated driving while under the influence, failure to give information and violating probation.
Eyewitness Michelle Gibbons told AZCentral.com she saw Shelton first rear-end a green Kia Soul, then emerge from his car and yell at the Kia’s driver.
During that dispute, the driver of the silver car yelled at Shelton to calm down, which prompted the 40-year-old suspect to reach into the man’s vehicle and punch him.
The driver of the silver car then got out brandishing a baton and struck Shelton’s car, according to Gibbons.
Police said Shelton also struck two other vehicle during the road rage incident. He was booked into the Maricopa County jail.