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Police: American Canyon road rage incident ends with woman's arrest

Police: American Canyon road rage incident ends with woman's arrest


One of two female drivers involved in a roadside altercation Friday was arrested on suspicion of assault and child endangerment, according to American Canyon Police.

Officers were notified at 5:03 p.m. of a road rage incident involving two women driving south on Highway 29 from South Kelly Road into the city, according to Sgt. Jeff Matlock.

Police were called to the intersection of Napa Junction Road and Theresa Avenue, where the two cars had stopped, Matlock said. One of the women told officers the other motorist reached inside her car, punched her in the face and bumped her vehicle, according to Matlock, who said the woman recorded video footage of the suspect.

Officers detained the other driver, 32-year-old Latrese Evonne Flood of Fairfield, on suspicion of felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon and child endangerment as well as driving with a suspended license. Flood, who is 35 weeks pregnant, had her 8-year-old son in the car, Matlock said.

Flood, who was booked into the Napa County jail and released later Friday night, also faced a theft warrant, according to Matlock.

A relative of Flood took custody of her son after the arrest, Matlock said.

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Public Safety Reporter

Howard Yune covers public safety for the Napa Valley Register. He has been a reporter and photographer for the Register since 2011, and previously wrote for the Marysville Appeal-Democrat, Anaheim Bulletin and Coos Bay (Oregon) World.

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