An Ottawa tow truck driver has been charged with assault after an incident on Highway 417.

It happened Tuesday at about 6 p.m. on Highway 417 eastbound near St. Laurent Boulevard, where a collision had occurred.

Two tow truck operators arrived and a fight soon broke out between them.

One of the drivers, a 24-year-old man, was arrested and charged. He's scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 16.