FREMONT -- A San Jose man was arrested Friday afternoon for allegedly stabbing a fellow motorist in the chest with a screwdriver at a Fremont gas station early last week after a road-rage incident.

Fremont police arrested Bryant Salazar, 30, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the stabbing at the 76 gas station at 46840 Warm Springs Blvd. Tuesday at 5:55 p.m.

Police said Salazar was driving a Toyota Tacoma and became angry that a 26-year-old motorist was tailgating him for several blocks to the gas station. As the two pulled into the station, police said, Salazar cut off the man and pinned his vehicle against a wall.

Police said Salazar attempted to hide his license plate, went to the victim's vehicle, reached through the driver's side window and stabbed the man multiple times in the chest with an eight-inch screwdriver.

The victim, whose name was not released, was treated at a hospital for injuries that weren't life-threatening.

Witnesses gave police the Tacoma's license plate number and police began searching for Salazar's pickup. They spotted the vehicle near Capitol Expressway and Ocala Avenue in San Jose on Friday about 2:30 p.m., and Salazar was taken into custody and booked into the Fremont jail on one count of assault with a deadly weapon.

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