A reserve sheriff’s deputy fired at least six bullets at a trucker driver in a bizarre road rage incident on I-35 outside of Austin earlier this week.
Reserve Deputy Forces Trucker Off Road, Fires Shots
Truck driver Frank Collins III says that he was cut off by a red pickup. The pickup braked in front of Collins for about half a mile, eventually forcing him to stop.
He says that reserve deputy Daniel Zurita Jr got out of his pickup and started shooting. One of the bullets went through the windshield, but Collins was able to duck and avoid it.
Deputy Charged With Aggravated Assault With Deadly Weapon
Collins was able to put his truck in gear and slowly drive off. Zurita followed him. They encountered police officers further down I-35. Zurita was arrested and Collins was transported to the hospital to be treated for shards of glass from the windshield lodged in his stomach.
Zurita was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. According to Collins, his vehicle was unmarked and he never showed a badge during the road rage incident. Collins also said that Zurita never said a word.
Zurita is currently out on a $50,000 bond, while Collins says that he is looking for a new line of work.