Sussex Co., Va. – A North Carolina man was arrested Wednesday following a road rage shooting on I-95.
The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon on I-95 northbound at the 32 mile marker in Sussex County.
Virginia State Police responded to calls reporting a shooting just after Noon. A 2006 Freightliner tractor trailer and a 2015 Subaru Outback were heading north on I-95 when the drivers of the two vehicles began engaging with one another.
The Subaru drove down the right shoulder, pulled up alongside the tractor trailer and the driver began shooting.
One of the rounds hit the tractor-trailer’s right rear tandem tire. The driver of the tractor-trailer called police to report the incident.
Troopers spotted the Subaru exiting I-95 at the Carson Scales (Exit 37). He was then stopped on Route 301 north.
The driver of the Subaru, 55-year-old Alton B. Parker of Fatyetteville, North Carolina, was charged with attempted murder in the 2nd degree, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, shooting from a moving vehicle, and maliciously shooting at an occupied vehicle.
He was arrested without incident and taken to the Riverside Regional Jail.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 27-year-old Florida man, was not injured.
“State police reminds motorists to never engage in aggressive driving behaviors with other drivers,” said Sgt. Stephan Vick, Virginia State Police Public Information Officer. “If you find yourself in a threatening situation on the road, then call State Police at #77. Please provide a description of the vehicle involved, direction of travel, if weapons have been displayed and any other pertinent information that can aid in the apprehension of the individual(s) involved.”