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Police investigate allegation of road rage

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Fredericksburg police Tuesday night identified a possible suspect in a road-rage incident Monday that involved a hand gesture and the brandishing of a handgun.

According to city police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe, the incident occurred at 6 p.m. in the 2700 block of Plank Road (State Route 3).

A 32-year-old Locust Grove man told police that he was merging his Ford Ranger from the Interstate 95 off ramp onto Plank Road when a Jeep Cherokee cut in front of him.

The Locust Grove man said that when he flashed a hand gesture toward the Jeep, the male passenger pointed a handgun at him. A woman was driving the Jeep, police said.

Bledsoe said the victim gave police a good description of the man and the vehicle, along with the vehicle’s tag numbers.

With the assistance of the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office, the Jeep was found at a residence in Spotsylvania, and the man believed to have been riding in it was identified.

No charge had been filed Tuesday evening.

Keith Epps: 540/374-5404

kepps@freelancestar.com

 

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