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CHP Chief Road Rage Case Goes To Court

A CHP official’s alleged road rage case is finally making it into a courtroom. Last July 21st a big rig driver’s dash cam captured footage that shows an eastbound tanker truck stopped on the Knighton Road overpass with a car blocking its way. A man can be seen falling backwards from the truck’s running board after apparently being punched by the driver. The man appears to be unconscious as he falls to the ground, his body limp, and bounces on the asphalt. Another man remains standing on the running board and reaches in the window striking the driver before stepping down to assist the man on the ground. The truck then pulls away and goes around the car blocking its way. The unconscious man was apparently 49-year-old Todd Garr, Assistant Chief of the CHP Northern Division Office in Redding. Garr was off duty at the time and had reportedly stopped in front of the big rig to block its way and confront the truck driver after some sort of perceived traffic slight on the freeway. CHP administration in Sacramento sent an investigative report to the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office for review. Shasta County DA Stephanie Bridgett’s husband works for the CHP so she sent the case back to Sacramento to be handled by the Attorney General’s Office. Now the Shasta County Superior Court calendar shows Garr scheduled for arraignment Monday morning. The complaint filed by the Attorney General lists two misdemeanor counts. The first is reckless driving on a highway with wanton disregard. The second is for battery against truck driver Kenneth McFall. 51-year-old Paul Asnicar is listed as a co-defendant in the battery count.