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Road Rage in Wausau Forces Driver to Pull GunSubmitted: 12/06/2012
Story By Associated Press

WAUSAU - A driver pulled a gun and held two people for police after a road rage incident in Wausau.

A 49-year-old Appleton man called 911 from Highway 29 Tuesday afternoon.

He said a van he had just passed was ramming his SUV from behind.

The dispatcher told the caller to pull off the road and wait for officers.

The driver of the SUV says the van followed, and the couple inside began hitting him and stabbing him with car keys.

The driver then pulled out his gun and pointed it at the two until police arrived.

The couple was booked on possible charges of battery and disorderly conduct.

Authorities say the SUV driver has a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

(Copyright 2012 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)


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