MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Following a frightening road-rage incident last week, Murfreesboro Police are urging motorists to avoid similar altercations at all costs.
On Thursday, a pair of drivers got into a verbal confrontation after one reportedly cut the other off in traffic. As the situation escalated, police say 22 year-old Jordan J. Scott of Murfreesboro brandished a pistol. He also reportedly put on a joker’s mask.
The two occupants of the other vehicle called police. Jordan was stopped moments later and a loaded pistol and the mask were found in the car.
The MPD’s Kyle Evans says road-rage incidents can quickly get out of hand.
“Just last year we lost a driver who was engaged in a road-rage situation, when his car left the road and struck a culvert.”
Evans says drivers should do whatever it takes to remove themselves from a road-rage situation.
“Pull over to the side of the road. Stop at a parking lot. Go a different way home. But do what it takes to not engage in aggressive driving.”
Police say Scott is now facing charges of aggravated assault, weapons possession, and drug possession.