Motorist Snaps and Opens Fire on Trucker After Minor Crash
Gramercy, LA – A motorist snapped and opened fire on a trucker along Interstate 10 on Tuesday morning after the trucker reported the motorist was driving recklessly.
According to Louisiana State Police (LSP), the incident occurred shortly before 9 a.m. on February 11, along eastbound I-10 east near LA Hwy 641 in St James Parish.
Authorities say a truck driver operating a Peterbilt tractor-trailer observed the driver of a black Hyundai Sonata, later identified as 47-year-old Christopher Williams of Baton Rouge, driving erratically.
The trucker called police to report Williams.
LSP says the trucker then witnessed Williams cause a “minor crash.”
However, tensions quickly escalated when investigators say Williams noticed the trucker calling to report him.
According to LSP, Williams then brandished a handgun and fired it from the driver’s side window at the trucker.
The gunfire struck the front of the Peterbilt and Williams quickly fled the scene, investigators say.
After learning of the ongoing investigation, LSP says Williams turned himself into authorities the next day.
He is charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated criminal damage to property, illegal carrying and discharge of weapons, and reckless operation.
Thankfully, the trucker was uninjured in the attack.
LSP has not disclosed his identity.
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