- Associated Press - Friday, August 19, 2016

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Las Cruces police say a 45-year-old man was arrested after pointing his gun at driver and running a red light in front of an officer during a road rage incident.

Scott Swearingen of Organ, New Mexico, faces one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Police say they were called to a road rage incident on Thursday night. Swearingen was swerving and driving extremely slow in a pickup when another driver passed him and honked to get his attention. Swearingen then pointed a handgun at the driver and started chasing him.

An officer who was responding spotted Swearingen running a red light and driving over a center median before crashing through a rock wall.

Swearingen was injured and sent to a hospital. He’s now being held without bond.



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