Road Rage Downtown Arlington Heights near Starbucks, 33 South Evergreen Avenue, Arlington Heights.
Road rage was captured on camera about 5:15 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 33 South Evergreen Avenue in Arlington Heights where three teens were endangered on the sidewalk.
The female driver of a black Jeep Patriot was headed southbound on Evergreen Avenue, and activated her left turn signal after committing to a fast turn into the south driveway entrance into Arlington Town Square near Keswick Jewelers and Paragon Theaters Arlington Heights. A pedestrian was just entering the driveway space while walking northbound on the Evergreen Avenue east side sidewalk. The pedestrian had to come to an abrupt stop for the passing Jeep Patriot.
The driver of the Jeep Patriot then sped around the parking lot on the north side of Starbucks. A male driver in a white Chevy Camaro was already backing out of a parking spot near the carry out wait area for California Pizza Kitchen to change to a parking spot across the driveway, directly in front of Starbucks. The driver of the Camaro had noticed a silver crossover SUV was about to back out of a parking spot directly in front of Starbucks, and apparently wanted to transfer position to the south.
The driver of the black Jeep Patriot immediately approached the white Chevy Camaro in an aggressive manner of driving and laid on her horn. The male driver of the Camaro continued to back up as far as possible, while the driver of the black Jeep Patriot held her position.
A fourth driver in a silver vehicle held back about a car length behind the Jeep Patriot.
The driver of the Jeep Patriot continued to hold her position while “flipping the bird” at the driver of the white Chevy Camaro. The driver of the silver crossover SUV was forced to back straight out of the Starbucks parking space to avoid hitting the white Camaro.
The driver of the black Jeep Patriot continued to “flip the bird” at the driver of the Chevy Camaro. As the driver of the Camaro parked in front of Starbucks, the driver of the Jeep Patriot lowered her “flipped bird” but then extended her arm again, this time out the driver’s door window and “flipped the bird” again while yelling something at the driver of the Camaro. She continued driving forward while “flipping the bird” to the left, facing the Camaro to the left. The Jeep Patriot driver failed to stop before the sidewalk, and intruded into the sidewalk space while three teens were walking northbound on the sidewalk. The teens were forced to walk around the front of the Jeep Patriot.
There was no further encounter between the drivers.
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The Cardinal Teen Girl Hit by a Car Near Starbucks on South Evergreen Ave, Arlington Heights
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Road Rage Defined in the Illinois General Assembly
Illinois Vehicle Code provides that a person who intentionally and with malice drives his or her vehicle in such an unlawful manner as to endanger the bodily safety or property of another driver, bicyclist, or pedestrian commits road rage.
Bill Status of HB4328 93rd General Assembly
Provides that a person who intentionally and with malice drives his or her vehicle in such an unlawful manner as to endanger the bodily safety or property of another driver, bicyclist, or pedestrian commits road rage. Penalty is a Class A misdemeanor. If the violation results in great bodily harm or permanent disfigurement to another, the offense is aggravated road rage and the penalty is a Class 4 felony for which the person must be sentenced to a mandatory 48 consecutive hours of imprisonment. Creates the offense of aggressive driving, operating a vehicle carelessly or heedlessly without watchful attention, concern, caution, or regard for the rights or safety of others, or in a manner that endangers or is likely to endanger any property or any person, including the driver or passengers of the vehicle. Provides that the penalty is a Class B misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class A misdemeanor for a second or subsequent offense. Establishes penalties. Provides that these offenses are reportable to the Secretary of State when the court orders a disposition of supervision. Provides that the Secretary of State may revoke the driver’s license of a driver who has been convicted of reckless driving, road rage, or aggressive driving. Effective January 1, 2005.
Illinois General Assembly Bill Status of HB4328 93rd General Assembly