It's probably a good idea to take a deep breath behind the wheel.
That's at least what Port Moody police would like drivers to do after a road rage incident Tuesday.
According to police, the incident began around 10 a.m. near St. Johns Street and Mary Street when one driver took exception to another driver's speed as they headed westbound along the busy street.
After yelling at the driver to slow down, a 39-year-old Port Moody resident threw a pen at the other person's vehicle.
That gesture only seemed to escalate the incident.
Police said the driver of the second vehicle apparently changed lanes in front of the first vehicle, causing a minor crash.
The driver of the second vehicle, a 21-year-old man from Port Coquitlam, got out
and began yelling and banging on the other driver's hood.
The man inside the car got scared and left the scene, hitting the other driver.
The younger man was knocked down and taken to hospital with minor injuries to his arm.
Police caught up with the first driver, issuing a number of tickets including failure to remain at the scene of an accident, failure to render assistance and driving without due care.
However, no criminal charges are being considered.
"If you are upset about someone's driving behaviour, please contact the local police nonemergency line," Const. Luke van Winkel said in a statement.
"The police can and will deal with these matters.
"It's not worth putting yourself in danger over a driving complaint."
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