Woman Now Facing Terroristic Threats and Assault Charges Says Trucker Cut Her Off
Tilden Township, PA – A woman sought by Pennsylvania police for allegedly assaulting a trucker this week during a road rage altercation has been identified and is facing a series of charges.
Tammy Ambrose, 49, of Cressona, PA, has been charged in an incident that happened on Monday at approximately 12:26 p.m. in the area of State Road 61 and Lowland Road.
According to the Tilden Township Police Department (TTPD), Ambrose was traveling northbound on SR 61 and operating a red Suzuki sedan when authorities said she cut in front of a tractor-trailer operated by a 40-year-old man from New Holland, PA, who was also headed north on SR 61.
Ambrose then stopped her vehicle in the roadway forcing the trucker to also come to an abrupt stop.
She then “jumped out of the red Suzuki and came back to the victim’s truck,” TTPD said.
Ambrose “climbed up onto the driver side door” and began verbally assaulting the driver.
Officials said Ambrose was “irate” as she pounded on the semi’s driver’s side window “screaming profanities” at the trucker.
She then opened the driver’s side door and continued screaming profanities as she “spit saliva directly in the [trucker’s] face several times,” police said.
During the course of the confrontation, the trucker called 9-1-1.
Officials said part of the altercation was captured on the emergency call.
The driver was also able to snap numerous pictures of Ambrose, which TTPD posted on Monday afternoon, hoping the public could help identify her.
About eight hours later Ambrose made contact with TTPD after seeing her photos shared on social media and news outlets.
The next morning she gave a statement to police in which she accused the trucker of cutting her off.
According to TTPD, Ambrose said she angrily approached the rig to demand an apology.
Later that afternoon, authorities charged Ambrose with making terroristic threats, simple assault, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, harassment and careless driving.
TransportationNation.com will continue to monitor the case.