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Jul 12, 2013 10:00 AM by AP

Road rage on I-20 in La. lands Texan in jail

MINDEN, La. (AP) - A road rage incident involving a gun on Interstate 20 in Louisiana has landed a Texas man in jail.

State police say the alleged victim was traveling west on I-20 near Minden around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday when the driver of a small pickup began tailgating and making inappropriate hand gestures. Troopers say the driver of the truck then changed lanes, pulling up alongside the victim and allegedly pointed a handgun.

The Times reports 62-year-old Leroy Smith, of Fort Worth, Texas, was booked with aggravated assault. If convicted, Smith faces up to a $1,000 fine and six months in prison.

It was unclear whether he has an attorney.

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