Road rage Tesla driver suspect Nathaniel Radimak, 36, was finally arrested. The pipe-wielding man was apprehended on Sunday evening by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). He is being charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
The road rage Tesla driver made national headlines after being linked to several vehicular attacks on Southern California freeways, including an incident that occurred in West Hollywood where a woman had a run-in with the suspect while she was in her car with her 93-year-old mother. The encounter happened in June. She provided pictures showing the suspect and a valet driver involved in a violent physical altercation.
The road rage Tesla driving suspect was also filmed attacking another car after a minor collision on the southbound lanes of Highway 2 near York Boulevard in Glendale. A Chevy pickup truck driver recorded the road rage incident on their cell phone. Footage shows the Tesla driver tried to merge into the left lane and hit the Chevy, then stopped in the middle of the road, got out with a pipe-like object and hit the Chevy’s door and window repeatedly. The driver then returned to their Tesla and drove away.
A deeper dive into his past shows Nathaniel Radimak has an extensive criminal record and several run-ins with the law:
- There were civil actions involving two domestic violence allegations involving the same woman in 2022.
- There is Charge Section: 11378 in 2021, which is the charge of “possession for sales of methamphetamine”.
- Charge Section: 242 is California Penal Code [CPC] §242 involves “simple vandalism,” which occurred in 2017.
- California Penal Code [CPC] §§594(a)(1)-(3) is for “vandalism” in California, which also happened in 2017.
Dashcam footage and leads helped the CHP arrest the suspect, identified as Radimak. The CHP didn’t mention if Radimak was linked to the other road incidents.
In addition to being booked with an assault with a deadly weapon charge, Redimak also has two outstanding warrants. His bail was set at $5,175,000.