WSU Student arrested in Road Rage incident

Individual faces multiple charges stemming from incident on Main Street

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor

Editor’s note: This article has been updated with new information in a follow-up story

A 28-year old WSU student named Daniel Rouhana was arrested Friday afternoon after he was accused of punching another driver in a road-rage incident.

Police responded to a report of assault at 4:30 p.m. on Main Street, according to a Big Country News Station article.

The alleged victim of the assault told police that Rouhana had tailgated the car and ran his vehicle into their car following a hand gesture, according to the article.

After blocking in the vehicle, Rouhana reportedly got out of his vehicle and struck the victim 20 times in the face and body before re-entering his vehicle and fleeing the scene, according to the article.

Due to the nature of the assault being caught on camera and a quick response from Pullman PD, they were quickly able to locate the vehicle and arrest Rouhana.

“[Pullman PD] is just happy we got there quickly and were able to find the suspect and bring him in before more damage could be done,” said Patrol Cmdr. Aaron Breshears.

Rouhana faces charges of fourth-degree assault, hit-and-run and driving under the influence. During his arrest, he was unwilling to take a BAC test. However, Pullman PD was granted a search warrant for his blood and awaits the results from the state lab, Breshears said.

All of the charges are gross misdemeanors and have max sentencing of one year in prison, he said.