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Arrest made in 2019 Vancouver Island road rage incident

55-year-old Crofton man will appear in court in January 2021

An arrest has been made in a case of road rage that took place in October 2019, police announced on Wednesday.

Jeffrey Robert Pfeifer, a 55-year-old Crofton resident has been arrested and charged with assault causing bodily harm and mischief in connection with the incident on Oct. 9, 2019.

An 85-year-old man was tailgated while driving on Herd Road, and after the driver passed him, he approached the man’s vehicle, smashed a window, and then assaulted the elderly man. A description of the truck was released to the public and police conducted an extensive investigation.

Staff Sgt. Kurt Bosnell said that a random attack of an elderly person was a shock to the community.

“Our officers conducted a thorough and in depth investigation, identifying the man responsible and holding him accountable for his actions,” he said.

Pfeifer is scheduled to make his first court appearance in January 2021.

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