Kentucky State Police are investigating an alleged road rage incident that ended with a truck driver’s arrest.
The incident happened at 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, in Spencer County, Kentucky, according to reporting from Wave 3.
Motorist Curtis Moore, 24, says that the incident began as he was driving on Highway 44 on his way home from work. Moore says that his speedometer was broken and that he was doing his best to drive the posted speed limit of 55 m.p.h. without it.
Moore says that a semi truck driven by 30 year old Kentucky-based truck driver Kevin Bewley started tailgating his vehicle and came close to striking his vehicle. Eventually, Moore says that Bewley forced his car off the highway into the median. Moore got back on the road and reportedly followed Bewley to try to get his license plate number.
Moore says that Bewley then stopped his truck in the roadway and opened fire at him. “I was on the phone with dispatch. As I passed him, he opened fire three times at my truck with the handgun pointed out the driver’s side window,” he said.
Moore says that he kept driving and took a sharp right to try to get away from Bewley. He says that the semi truck continued driving down Highway 44.
No injuries were reported.
Moore’s vehicle was hit twice by gunfire.
After Moore reported the incident to Kentucky State Police, troopers were able to track down and arrest Bewley. He was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and wanton endangerment.
The incident remains under investigation.