Motorcyclist arrested in violent road rage incident caught on cellphone video

- A 45-year-old motorcyclist from Arleta is facing several felony counts for his alleged role in a hit-and-run road rage confrontation last June that ended with an SUV on its roof in Santa Clarita, injuring the driver, the California Highway Patrol announced.

This would come under the category of better late than never. The CHP announced the arrest of an Arleta man Andrew Flanigan in a bizarre road rage incident that went viral after someone recorded it on their cell phone on the 14 freeway.

You may remember it , a man on the motorcycle was apparently jostling for position with a driver of a silver sedan they collided and the sedan spun out into an innocent third-party driving a Cadillac which flipped over. 

Stunning video even more stunning that the driver of that Cadillac had only slight injuries. Today the Highway Patrol announce it after eight months of surveilling monitoring and building a case against an Arleta man they arrested on Tuesday, and the district attorney charged him with three felonies: hit-and-run, assault with a deadly weapon and reckless driving.

The  Patrol explained they wanted to make sure they have their case iron clad and the guy wasn’t a threat or a flight risk which they didn’t want to go into nor did they explain why the driver of the silver sedan escaped any charges when it seemed from the video to the untrained eye that he tried to cut the motorcycle driver off as they went back and forth.

Flanigan was released from custody on Wednesday after posting $110,000 bail, according to sheriff's inmate records.

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