TEMECULA (CBS) — An 18-year-old Winchester man intentionally rammed his vehicle into a motorcycle carrying a man and a woman in an incident of alleged road rage, police said Saturday.

Motorcycle officers looking for speeding vehicles on Nicolas Road and Via Venecia witnessed the incident at 5:22 p.m. Friday, according to Sgt. Mark Leggett.

Police said Randon Anthony Valdes of Winchester deliberately ran his gray 2007 Saturn Vu into a 2007 Yamaha being ridden by a 21-year-man with a 20-year-old female passenger, causing them to crash almost directly in front of the officers.

“During the course of the investigation, the officers learned the driver of the vehicle and the motorcyclists were engaged in some form of road rage near the Promenade mall and the driver then chased down and deliberately ran his vehicle into the motorcycle,” Leggett said.

Both riders were transported to Inland Valley Regional Medical Center in Wildomar, he said.

Valdes was arrested and booked at the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta for suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. He posted $25,000 bail and was released, jail records show.

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Comments (20)
  1. Robert Lee says:

    How about attempted murder for what he did?

  2. just a question says:

    lane splitting. Is it worth it?

    1. Jeff Simpson says:

      What does that have to do with some idiot trying to kill you?

  3. huh says:

    SOME motorcycle guys have a weird personality & attitude when on their bikes, weird agressive, hostile.

  4. Rob says:

    So you hit them with your car moron?

    1. Jeff Simpson says:

      Moron might be to nice.

    2. Johny Chingas says:

      I am sure these bikers learned a lesson now….
      Who knows.. maybe these stupid bikers scratched the car while riding crazy between two cars.. as usual by these bikers….

      1. jeff Haupt says:

        Motorcycle riders can be jerks and most of them think they are more entitled than you are on the road. This should be an example to all MC riders. SHOW SOME RESPECT they ain’t so tough now are they.

  5. Mya Sshole says:

    F*ck the judge that let this attempted murderer post bail

    1. Jeff Simpson says:

      Being a judge doesn’t mean you have a brain.

    2. Johny Chingas says:

      Were you guys there at the time of the incident???
      Then keep your mouth shut….
      We all know how these bikers ride their bike in traffic.
      They think they own the roads……….

  6. Elana Joanes says:

    Lets not rush to judgement. There are always two sides to every incident. Bike riders do often think they are above the law and just cut you off when you driving.

    1. TxVet says:

      I ride. Road rage doesn’t make “Attempted Murder” okay. I don’t care how you look at it! Any bike wreck is going to turn out bad for the riders. Forcing a bike to wreck is just flat out wrong!

    2. Johny Chingas says:

      Well said Elana Jones..
      Everybody who is judging too early: READ this and pass it along to any biker that you know…..

    3. Let's think about it says:

      This is about road rage. The article said nothing about lane splitting or cutting people off. Take your own advice and let’s not rush to judgement. And besides, one motorcyclist cutting you off doesn’t represent others.

  7. Kevin says:

    California need to do something about the way motorcycles drive in traffic. Letting them go in between cars in traffic..swerving in and out leaving everyone to guess what they’re doing next…needs to stop. Very odd.

  8. Sox... says:

    Are you people for real… Whether the bike rider did something wrong or not, the idiot chased them down in his vehicle and deliberately rammed the bike right in front of the 2 police officers…
    This guy was determined to cause harm if not try and kill the people on the bike, otherwise he would have noticed the police watching him do this…

    Everyone needs to look at the bigger picture here, the intention of the driver and how he was trying to cause harm to the bike rider…
    Plus making judgement on all bike rider just because a few may ride recklessly, doesn’t mean they all do..

  9. Case of the road rage says:

    If you chase someone down with intend to run them over or do bodily harm to that person, it wouldn’t just be assault with deadly weapon, it would also be attempted murder.

    @ Johny Chingas

    You sound like you’re related to the idiot that got arrested since you’re pretty much defending him like there’s no tomorrow. Do you really think it’s okay to run someone because some idiot have a case of road rage? Don’t assume the fault is with the victim until you know more. It’ll just makes you look stupid.

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