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Fowlerville man arrested after pointing handgun at driver on I-96

30 November 2016

It was a terrifying ordeal for a Livingston County woman, as a road rage incident turned violent, with a man pulling a gun on her.

Livingston County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a road rage complaint at around 7:45 a.m. near eastbound I-96 and M-59 in Howell Township, according to a Livingston County Sheriff's Office release.

He said it the woman followed the 911 dispatcher's instructions not to engage with the suspect and go to the sheriff's department to file a report.

Police then located a 34-year-old man in an SUV matching the 911 caller's description on I-96 near US 23 and eventually stopped the vehicle.

The driver, a 34-year-old man from the Fowlerville area, was taken to the Livingston County Jail. Police said a handgun was found inside. The incident will be reviewed for possible charges. Murphy says people are angry or fired up, get behind the wheel of a 3500-pound piece of metal and decide it makes them a bit more bulletproof but it's just a recipe for disaster. The suspect's name is being withheld pending arraignment.

The Livingston County Sheriff's Office is being assisted by the Michigan State Police, Brighton Post, in this investigation.