VIDEO: Suspect now in custody after he stopped truck driver in middle of I-45 North, threw punch in north Harris County road rage incident

Constable Ted Heap with Harris County Pct. 5 took Stephen Sahr into custody for a road rage incident that occurred on the North Freeway on Oct. 15. He was already out on bond for a previous road rage incident. (Harris County Pct. 5 Constable)

HOUSTON – Deputy constables with Harris County Precinct 5 announced Monday that they have arrested a man involved in a road rage case after he assaulted a truck driver while stopping in the middle of a highway.

Deputies took Stephen Sahr, 41, into custody and will face charges on assault and deadly conduct for the reported road rage incident that happened on Oct. 15 on I-45 North Freeway and Kuykendahl Road in north Harris County.

Pct. 5 Constable Ted Heap said in a post on Facebook that Sahr was arrested without incident on Monday evening.

Road Rage Suspect Arrested Deputies with Constable Ted Heap's Office arrested a man suspected in a recent road rage case today. Stephen Sahr, 41, was arrested on charges of assault and deadly conduct. Sahr is accused of attacking a truck driver on Oct. 15th. Video showed the suspect stopping in the middle of I-45, approaching the victim, opening the door of his cab and punching him in the face. Constable Heap's Strategic Response Unit arrested Sahr without incident this evening. At the time of his arrest, Sahr was out on bond on another road rage charge, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was arrested in May after being accused of firing a shotgun in a road rage confrontation on the Eastex Freeway. Constable Heap offers these tips if you are involved in a road rage incident: • If you encounter an aggressive driver, don’t respond. • Avoid eye contact. • Don’t respond to aggression with aggression. • Avoid offensive hand gestures. • Don’t honk your horn. • If you’re being followed or if an enraged driver points a gun at you, call 911 and provide a detailed description of the vehicle and the driver. #constabletedheap #yourconstable Connect with Precinct 5 here: Facebook: Ted Heap, Harris County Constable Precinct 5 Instagram: Ted.Heap.Constable Twitter: @HCpct5

Posted by Ted Heap, Harris County Constable Precinct 5 on Monday, October 25, 2021

Court documents showed that Sahr was out on bond on another road rage charge. He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for firing a shotgun in a confrontation on U.S. 59 Eastex Freeway.

Dashcam footage from the truck driver caught the suspect driving a silver Saturn SUV. The vehicle swerved right in front of the truck and made a sudden stop in the middle of the highway. As the suspect got out the vehicle, he opened the driver’s door and threw a punch at him.

WANTED WEDNESDAY: Out-Of-Control Driver Constable Ted Heap is asking for your help identifying a road rage suspect who stopped in the middle of a busy freeway and took a swing at a delivery driver last week. The assault occurred on the afternoon of Friday, October 15, on the North Freeway near Kuykendahl. The suspect, a white male wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans and driving a silver Saturn SUV, swerves in front of the victim’s truck and comes to a complete stop in moving traffic. The suspect gets out of his own vehicle, opens the delivery truck’s door and strikes the victim in the face. If you recognize this suspect or have any information which may help with the investigation of this crime, Constable Heap asks you to contact Corporal Kelvin Hanks (kelvin.hanks@cn5.hctx.net) or let us know through our online crime tips webpage: https://constablepct5.com/index.php/online-crime-tips/ Constable Heap offers these tips if you are involved in a road rage incident: • If you encounter an aggressive driver, don’t respond. • Avoid eye contact. • Don’t respond to aggression with aggression. • Avoid offensive hand gestures. • Don’t honk your horn. • If you’re being followed or if an enraged driver points a gun at you, call 911 and provide a detailed description of the vehicle and the driver. #constabletedheap #yourconstable Connect with Precinct 5 here: Facebook: Ted Heap, Harris County Constable Precinct 5 Instagram: Ted.Heap.Constable Twitter: @HCpct5

Posted by Ted Heap, Harris County Constable Precinct 5 on Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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