Road rage isn’t normally regarded as a serious crime. Yet reports show that there are times the road rage can lead to arrest and serious charges. Recently, a Harris County attorney was arrested when she got angry with another driver on Tomball parkway. She followed the driver into a parking garage and then pulled out a handgun. The victim was terrified and believed that the woman was going to shoot him. The man says that he is a husband and the father of three boys. He immediately thought of his family when staring down the barrel of the gun in terror.
The man says that he and his wife had just had lunch at Panera Bread and were on their way home when he merged onto the 249. He says that he was completely unaware that he had cut another car off. The man says that he changed lanes and then heard a loud screeching and realized that there had been a car behind him in the lane. He was worried that the vehicle was going to hit his, but he didn’t. The individual pulled into a nearby bank parking lot and got out to walk up to the bank to do a transaction.
At this point, the other driver also pulled into the parking garage and pulled a pistol. The victim asked the woman with the gun to drop her weapon, but she refused. While he called 9-1-1, the woman stood with the gun pointed screaming obscenities at the man who had cut her off. The bank surveillance video caught the entire exchange, and the woman was arrested on the spot. When asked about the accident, the defendant says that she was fearful, and reacted out of that fear. She has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. If you have been charged with a crime stemming from road rage, don’t hesitate to call a Houston criminal defense attorney the firm today!