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Trucker jailed after pointing gun at merging motorist


A truck driver is still in jail after pointing a handgun at a motorist in Maryland on Friday. 

The incident happened on Friday, November 4th near the town of North East, Maryland at around 5 pm. 

According to Cecil Whig News, police began investigating after receiving reports from a motorist describing a truck driver throwing a water bottle at his car and pointing “a black handgun at him three times” from the cab of his truck on southbound Interstate 95 after the four wheeler merged in front of him.

An officer located a white Freightliner fitting the victim’s description and pulled the truck over near a scale house in Perryville, where he told the driver to exit his truck. 

“(The driver) stated there was no handgun in his vehicle,” according to the trooper’s written statement.

“While attempting to locate his driver’s license, I observed (inside) a black opened duffel bag on the floor a loaded silver and black magazine. I then opened a cabinet in the sleeper section of his cab, where I observed a silver and black Smith & Wesson handgun with a loaded magazine inserted,” the trooper outlines in the charging document.

The officer arrested 42-year-old truck driver Sonko Lamin Saihou at the scene. Saihou is facing nine charges, including first-degree assault, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony or a crime of violence and second-degree assault, which carry maximum sentences of 25 years, 20 years and 10 years respectively if convicted.


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