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Northern Michigan man arrested for firing gun on Mackinac Bridge after road rage incident

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Posted at 1:06 PM, Jun 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-15 13:06:40-04

(WSYM) — A Northern Michigan man has been arrested and charged for allegedly firing a gun during a road rage incident on the Mackinac Bridge.

According to Michigan State Police, it happened while two vehicles were traveling the bridge on Saturday afternoon.

The road rage incident apparently began due to lane usage, and a 65-year-old Ludington man said another driver would not let him merge. It allegedly happened again as they approached the toll booth.

Police say the Ludington man then struck the vehicle driven by a 63-year-old Williamsburg man, and the Williamsburg man got out of the vehicle to confront the other man.

According to police, the Ludington man then pulled out a handgun, pointed it in the air and fired a shot.

Police responded and arrested the man, and recovered two handguns and found a spent cartridge on the driver's side seat.