Caught on camera: Woman arrested for violent road rage incidents twice in one week

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YUBA CITY, Calif. (KTXL ) - A woman has been arrested after two alleged road rage incidents in the span of five days.

On Saturday, the California Highway Patrol say 50-year-old Dierdre Orozco was released from jail after allegedly participating in a hit-and-run.

In that case, authorities say Orozco hit a man's car and threatened to smash his car's windows after she allegedly cut him off in traffic.

However, she didn't make it very far before being arrested again.

"Before anything had even happened, I could see in my rear view mirror just her going in-between both lanes really fast, just driving recklessly," said Vanessa Gladieux, one of the alleged victims.

Vanessa Gladieux and Delanie Strykul were driving along I-80 when Orozco allegedly cut them off twice and then slowed down to drive next to them.

At that point, the women say they gave Orozco the finger and tried to get away from her.

After that, she allegedly passed them and stopped in the middle of traffic.

Gladieux and Strykul pulled out their cell phones and caught Orozco's erratic behavior on camera while calling the police.

"This isn't just a normal road rage type of person who tailgates you for a little bit and then moves on. She was definitely coming after us specifically and wanting to harm us somehow," said Gladieux.

Orozco originally told the victims that she was a sheriff's deputy.


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However, Gladieux says she knew Orozco was not a member of law enforcement.

"Her identification badge says 'Visiting Angels' and then it has her name, and we tried to Google it and Visiting Angels is like a senior home care place," Gladieux said.

The victims drove off, but Orozco was not far behind.

In fact, they say she slammed into their car and tried to push them off the road.

Fortunately, a trooper was nearby.

"And she even got out of the car, then ran towards our car and the CHP officer had to yell at her, 'Ma'am, stay in your car, stay in your car," Gladieux said.

Orozco has been charged with reckless driving and assault with a deadly weapon.

"Who knows what she would have done to attack us, but she definitely wanted to make her point," she said.

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