Paso Robles woman strikes driver in road-rage incident
October 27, 2012
California Highway Patrol officers arrested a Paso Robles woman and her 19-year-old son following a road rage incident that became violent. [Tribune]
Irene Martinez, 39, was headed south on Highway 101 when she cut off Randall Griffin as both drivers exited onto Highway 46. Martinez, her son Drake Romeo Anaya and Griffin began yelling threats to each other even though both cars held young children.
After Martinez and Anaya stepped out of their vehicle, Griffen got back into his car and attempted to leave, but he could not get his car into gear.
Martinez then punched Griffin through an open window while her son smashed a back window with a baseball bat shattering glass on a 3-year-old.
Officers arrested Martinez for suspicion of driving under the influence, battery and child endangerment and booked her into San Luis Obispo County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. Her son was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, vandalism and child endangerment. He posted a $100,000 bail and was released.
Griffin was not arrested and did not require medical treatment.
San Luis Obispo County Child Protective Services personnel took custody of Martinez’s 7 and 8-year-old children who were in the back seat of her car during the alleged incident.