VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A man and woman were arrested after police say a driver was stabbed and hit by a vehicle during a road rage incident Saturday.
The incident happened around 11:37 p.m. on Interstate 264 west and the off ramp to First Colonial Road.
According to police, 30-year-old Jennifer Marie Costa and 42-year-old David Arthur Costa were driving on 264 after leaving the Oceanfront when a vehicle cut them off.
Jennifer Costa tells 10 On Your Side that she and her husband tailed the car and signaled the driver to pull over to get an explanation. She says her husband and the other driver both got out.
“My husband just wanted to know why he did what he did,” she said from jail Monday. “That’s where it escalated.”
According to police, they stopped on the ramp, an argument ensued and the victim was stabbed. Police have accused David Costa in the stabbing and say Jennifer hit the victim with her vehicle.
But Jennifer Costa says it happened differently. She claims that she and her husband took off after the other driver showed a large knife.
“The man got out of the vehicle, pulled a machete from his driver’s side door and came at me,” Jennifer said. “My husband told me, ‘Go, go! He’s got a knife.'”
The victim suffered non life-threatening injuries.
David Costa, of Chesapeake, was charged with malicious wounding. Jennifer Costa, of North Carolina, is facing a charge of unlawful wounding.
The couple had a bond hearing Wednesday. Jennifer Coast was granted a $10,000 secured bond. She must have no contact with the victim, must live at a certain address and must comply with pretrial services.
David Costa was granted a $50,000 secured bond with the same conditions as Jennifer.
Both David and Jennifer have preliminary hearings set for June 8.
Stay with 10 On Your Side for updates on this developing story.