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Trucker accused of firing seven shots at car in road rage incident


A truck driver and a motorist have have both been charged following a road rage incident that led to multiple shots fired in Atlanta this week.

The incident happened on I-75 in the metro Atlanta, Georgia, area on Wednesday June 19.

Police say that 35 year old truck driver Johnnie Bryant and 32 year old motorist Tabatha Abbot were both traveling on I-75 near Tara Boulevard when the alleged road rage began, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Both Abbot and Bryant say that they were cut off by the other person and started brandishing guns at one another.

Police say that Bryant fired seven shots at Abbot’s sedan during the road rage incident.

No one was hurt.

Clayton County Police say that both Abbot and Bryant were arrested. Bryant was charged with aggravated assault and reckless conduct. Abbot is facing one count of obstruction of a police officer.

Bryant was off-duty as a reserve Sheriff’s Deputy in Hampton County, South Carolina at the time of the incident.

The incident remains under investigation.


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