Police confiscated a man's gun and Concealed Pistol License (CPL) after the weapon was dischared in a road rage incident on June 22 on North U.S. 23 near Highland Road in Hartland Township, police said.
Police said a man in a red truck told police that as he was traveling north on US-23 behind a blue Honda at 70 miles per hour (the unposted speed limit), the driver slammed on his brakes, forcing the man to swerve off the road onto the left shoulder to avoid hitting the car in front of him and traffic. Police said the man told them he heard a loud bang when he came alongside the Honda and saw the driver waving his hand around. The man told police he called 911 and immediately went to at the request of dispatch.
Police said the man driving the Honda stopped at the request of dispatch near Runyan Lake and White Lake Roads and told police that his Glock gun was in the center console, with the clip removed. The man told police he was driving down North US-23 when the red truck began to drive aggressively behind him, so he let off the gas, but did not slam on his brakes, police said.
The man told police the truck almost hit him from behind, then drove to the left of his car on the shoulder when he feared for his safety and that of his son's who was in the passenger seat, police said. The man told police he pulled out his gun and fired one shot towards the ground to scare the truck off.
Police said possible criminal charges could be pending.