Man's laser pointing allegedly causes own collision in San Bernardino County

A man allegedly caused a collision after shining a laser in the eyes of another driver in San Bernardino County on Saturday.

The suspect, 46-year-old Scott Socea of ​​Lancaster, was issued a summons for brandishing a weapon.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the crash happened along Highway 138 in Phelan just after midnight.

The victim told deputies that Socea was driving behind her when he felt she was driving too slowly.

As Socea passed the woman’s car, he pulled in front of her and hit his brakes, deputies say. The woman flashed her headlights at Socea and in response, she shone a green laser directly into the eyes of the woman behind him, authorities say.

Blinded by the laser light, the woman crashes into the suspect’s car, rear-ends him.

No injuries were reported and the laser was recovered and booked as evidence. Socea is scheduled to appear in San Bernardino County Superior Court at a future date.

The investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call Deputy K. Williams at 760-552-6800.

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