A Calgary city councilor says he was “shocked” to learn of charges against him following an alleged road rage incident earlier this year.
Edmonton Police have confirmed Calgary Ward 9 Coun. Gian-Carlo Carra was charged with mischief under $5,000 in connection with the April 2 incident.
According to Carra, last April the whole thing started when a driver ran a stop sign while in a crosswalk in Bridgeland and almost hit his dog.
Carra said when the car was so close, he could “tap the bumper with my foot as they sped by.”
That’s when he claims the driver went backwards and the two people in the vehicle “began verbally assaulting” him.
Calgary police were called to the scene, but later turned the investigation over to Edmonton police “in the interest of transparency and best practices.”
Carra voluntarily stepped down from his role on the Calgary Police Commission following revelations of the incident.
The council member says he learned on Thursday that a complaint will be filed and he plans to fight it.
He told Global News he stands by what he said earlier about the incident and will have more to say later once disclosure occurs.
Edmonton police are not saying at this time if anyone else is facing charges.