Road rage suspect arraigned in knife attack

Posted at 7:03 PM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-10 22:27:25-05

A man suspected in a road rage incident earlier this week pleaded not guilty in a San Diego courtroom Thursday.

David Tucker, 53, faces charges of charges of assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor vandalism.

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According to authorities, Tucker was involved in a road rage incident on Interstate 5 near Interstate 15. Tucker allegedly fought a driver along the freeway and then slashed that driver's tire before driving away.

At the time of the confrontation, the alleged victims reported that their cellphone wouldn't allow them to call 911. It was suspected that an illegal jamming device might have been the reason.

Jennifer Harnish, who was inside the car, told 10News, "I think it was an unlucky coincidence; just at the time my husband said it looked like a jammer and I lost the signal. So we were told he was holding up a knife, not a jammer."

Tucker is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for March 23.