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POLICE: Truck driver firing pellet gun while driving taken into custody


A truck driver was arrested Tuesday night after firing a pellet gun at passing motorists as he drove. 

The incident happened on the evening of October 22nd in Oologah, Oklahoma. 

Police say that 31-year-old truck driver, Lezli Deon Hines, was driving down Highway 169 southbound near 400 Road when he began shooting a pellet gun at passing motorists through his open window.

Police were called and quickly pulled Hines over. That’s when Hines “advised [police] there was a pellet pistol in the top bunk of his sleeper in the cab of his rig. Also inside the vehicle were found two open bottles containing an alcoholic beverage,” reported The Claremore Daily Progress. 

Two witnesses remained on scene, one describing Hines as “putting the gun out of the window and pointing it at him.” Police also say one of the vehicles “had what appeared to be a bullet hole in the back windshield and the glass was completely shattered around it.”

Hines was taken into custody and charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and transporting an open container of alcohol.


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