Road rage on the Coronado Bridge lands man in jail
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – An El Cajon man was behind bars Monday on suspicion of
intentionally ramming a moving motorcycle with his car during a road-rage
episode on the Coronado Bridge, sending the smaller vehicle and its two
occupants tumbling onto the roadway.
Phillip Michael Eggers, 24, got into a rolling dispute with the
motorcyclist on the westbound side of the landmark span over San Diego Bay
about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the California Highway Patrol.
As the two-wheeler traveled next to the driver's side of Eggers' blue
BMW M3, the suspect is accused of veering sharply to the left, sending the car
crashing into it, CHP public-affairs Officer Tommy Doerr said. The impact
toppled the motorcycle onto the street along with the rider and a passenger.
Eggers then continued driving into Coronado, followed by an off-duty San
Diego police officer who had witnessed the collision, Doerr said. The suspect
soon pulled to a stop on Glorietta Boulevard, where the lawman confronted him
and held him at gunpoint until Coronado police arrived and took him into
Eggers was booked into county jail on suspicion of attempted murder and
assault with a deadly weapon. He was being held without bail pending
arraignment, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.
Details on the victims' injuries were not released.