Dalton Police make arrest for “road rage” incident
DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) – Dalton police arrested 22-year-old Gabriel Campos Tuesday evening.
That’s after officers say he fired a handgun into the air during a road rage incident near downtown.
Campos faces charges of assault, aggressive driving, driving with a suspended license, reckless conduct, and discharging a weapon on a public street.
Police spokesman Bruce Frazier says the incident happened at approximately 5:30 pm on South Thornton Avenue near the BB&T bank. Frazier says Campos was driving northbound in his blue Nissan 350Z when another driver in a white Dodge pickup truck began to tailgate him.
Police say Campos became agitated and slowed down. It’s unclear which driver “flipped the bird” first, but after both drivers flipped each other off Campos reportedly displayed a chrome and black .380 handgun to the other driver. Campos then fired a shot into the air. The other driver called 911.
Officers responding stopped Campos at Morris Innovative High School at Fort Hill and performed a felony traffic stop. Campos was taken into custody without incident.