“Road Rage” incident

Community: Fruitport Township Police investigate “road rage” incident. 

At approximately 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, Fruitport Township Police Department responded to an active fight in the roadway near the intersection of Fruitport Road and S. Walker Road. Upon arrival, police made contact with the involved parties – two adult males, ages 22 and 43 – who had been actively involved in a physical fight at this location.

Investigation revealed this incident stemmed from a traffic incident in which the 22-year-old driver passed the 43-year-old driver on Fruitport Road. According to reports from the involved parties, the 43-year-old driver closely followed the vehicle that just passed him. The 22-year-old applied his brakes, and the following vehicle struck the back of his vehicle.

Both vehicles pulled to the side of the road, and the male subjects exited their vehicles. The subjects got into a physical fight in the roadway. Police responded to the scene.

Neither of the involved parties had serious injuries. No immediate medical treatment was required. There were no weapons involved.

No arrests were immediately made. The report will be forwarded to the Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Office on Monday for review for criminal charges and traffic violations.

No further information regarding this incident, including the names of the involved parties, is being released at this time.