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Line-Jumping Truck Driver Accused of Shooting At Other Driver


Truck Driver Arrested For Shooting At Fellow Driver
Arlister Rush

On May 28, 2013, Arlister Rush, 49, allegedly shot at a co-worker’s truck after being confronted for jumping in line at a pickup location.

According to the Palm Beach Post, Rush was late to pick up a load at a cornfield located on the 3000 block of Duda Road in Belle Glade, Florida.  He attempted to get in line in front of the other drivers who were waiting to pick up their loads, when he was confronted by a fellow driver, James Turner III,  and the on-site supervisor who told Rush he had to move to the back of the line.

Enraged, Rush told Turner he was going to come back and shoot Turner’s truck and “shoot up the whole machine.”

A half an hour later, Turner was loaded and leaving the cornfield when he noticed a black car coming at him.  According to the Palm Beach Post, Rush began firing shots at Turner’s truck.  Rush got behind Turner’s truck and began chasing him.

Turner sped away, causing crates to fall off his truck and onto the roadway.  Turner then attempted to use his truck to block the road and keep Rush from getting close to the cab, however, Rush was able to pull to the front of the truck and began firing rounds into the cab.

Turner jumped out of his truck and ran into a nearby field to hide.

When authorities arrived, they found 400 crates of corn scattered along the road.  $4,000 worth of corn had to be destroyed.

On Tuesday, Rush was arrested and charged with attempted murder.  He is being held without at the West Detention Center in Belle Glade.

In 2009, Rush was arrested for aggravated assault with a firearm. 

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