A Hamilton man has been arrested for assaulting a woman after a road rage incident Sunday night, police say.

Officers were first called to Ray Street South in the central city around 7 p.m. The two women at the scene told police they were involved in a road rage incident while driving on the 403 by the York Street ramp, police say.

“According to the women, the other vehicle had cut them off while on the road and proceeded to follow them back to their home,” a police news release reads.

A man and a woman then got out of the vehicle and confronted the two women. The argument escalated to the male driver hitting and punching one of the women from the other car several times, police say. When the woman attempted to call police the man grabbed her cell phone and smashed it on the ground.

Neighbours got involved and the suspects took off in their car, police say.

The man was arrested later that day at his home on Augusta Street. He was charged with assault and mischief under $5,000.