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Man assaults another in road rage incident

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A Rio Dell man has been arrested for alleged assault and road rage. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office say the man, forty six year old Dennis Miranda, allegedly jumped up onto a vehicle and assaulted the driver with his fists and slammed the victim’s head into the door. It happened around five pm yesterday.

Authorities say the victim, also a forty six year old male, was driving a semi truck and trailer north bound on Coffee Creek Road in Ferndale and passed another truck going the opposite way at a high rate of speed driven by Miranda.That truck went partially off the road and Miranda  then allegedly turned around and chased down the victim. He tried to call 9-1-1 but authorities say Miranda threw the phone and truck keys on the side of the road  then drove away.

Deputies arrested Miranda at his residence in Rio Dell for assault with a deadly weapon, battery and several other charges. Bail has been set at one hundred twenty thousand dollars.