Aggressive driver pulls gun on driver
by Staff Report
Oct 23, 2011 | 2944 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Thursday around 1:42 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the Waffle House parking lot on Glade Road in reference to an aggressive driving report. The complainant said that an unknown man pointed a gun at him while he traveled southbound on Interstate 75.

According to the complainant, he first encountered the man as he was attempting to enter Interstate 75 on mile marker 290's three lane entrance ramp. While traveling on the ramp, a black Kia passenger car appeared alongside of his vehicle. The black Kia then swerved at his driver side as if to push the complainant off the roadway. However, the complainant sped up and reached the interstate first.

Once on the interstate, the Kia swerved at him again. Then the Kia sped up and moved in front of him, suddenly slamming on the brakes. The complainant moved his car to the far left lane at mile marker 288. At this moment the complaint said the man in the Kia pointed a small black semi-auto handgun at him. The complainant slowed down and let the Kia move ahead of him.

The complainant met the officer in the Waffle House parking lot where he told his story. He said the gun had a silver barrel while the rest of it was black. He described the man as having a mustache and beard. The man wore black clothing with a leather jacket and gloves. The complainant was also able to provide the Kia's license plate number.

The complainant's front seat passenger confirmed the account.

Disorderly patient

An officer was dispatched to Cartersville Medical Center Emergency Room around 3:27 p.m. Friday in reference to a disorderly subject.

Arriving on scene, the officer observed a man yelling profanities at everyone around him. At this moment the emergency room was full of patients and staff.

The man's patient care technician was unable to calm the man down. Instead, the yelling man grabbed his jacket from her and then swung it at her while screaming profanities. The officer grabbed the man by the front of his shirt and forced him into a wheelchair, informing him he cannot hit hospital staff members and to calm down. The man became even louder.

When the man was medically cleared, he was arrested and transported to Bartow County Jail.