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Distracted Driver Says Angry Motorist Pointed Gun at Him

Driver said another motorist brandished a weapon when he failed to immediately drive forward after a traffic light turned green.

Distracted Driver Says Angry Motorist Pointed Gun at Him

A Marietta man said an angry motorist pointed a gun at him after he was momentarily distracted by an incoming phone call while driving near Dacula on Sept. 2.

The man said he was stopped at the intersection of Highway 316 and Hurricane Shoals Road when he looked away from the traffic light to deal with his cell phone. The man said he did not realize the light had turned green until his passenger told him so. As the man started forward, the motorist behind him allegedly honked his horn. The Marietta man said he looked into his rear view mirror as he pulled forward and saw the other motorist pointing a gun at him.

The man described the other motorist as a white male in his 20s or 30s with short hair. At the time of the incident, the male was driving a red Chevrolet pickup. The motorist eventually passed the Marietta man and continued traveling on Highway 316 into Barrow County.

The man’s passenger said he saw the motorist holding the gun, but did not see the motorist point the gun.

“He stated that when he turned around to look at the other driver, he saw that the male was holding a gun up, but was not pointing it forward,” the officer wrote in the incident report.

The Marietta man was able to provide police with the tag number of the other vehicle. The case is listed as active.

On Aug. 22, a . That case is also listed as active.

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