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Trucker faces weapons charges after opening fire on a fellow truck driver, cops say


New Jersey State Police say that a semi truck driver is facing multiple weapons charges after he reportedly fired on another trucker during a road rage incident on Tuesday.

The incident occurred just after 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4, in Union County, New Jersey.

Troopers say that a truck driver called 911 to report that another truck driver had pulled up next to him, brandished a gun, and fired at his trailer as part of a road rage incident while traveling south on the New Jersey Turnpike

The 911 caller was able to describe the suspect’s vehicle as a tractor trailer with Tennessee license plates.

Troopers were able to locate and stop the truck near mile marker 56.

Inside the truck, troopers allegedly found 9mm handgun, a .22 caliber handgun, hollow point bullets, and brass knuckles.

The truck driver, later identified as 52 year old Georgia resident James McLane, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, aggravated assault, possession of hollow point bullets, and possession of brass knuckles.

McLane was lodged at the Union County jail pending a detention hearing.


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