Charleston police on Wednesday arrested a man accused of pointing a gun at a driver who honked at him on Interstate 526.
Johnnie Gardner, 55, is charged with second-degree assault and battery in connection with the incident, jail records show.
Charleston police were dispatched to the area of I-526 and Savannah Highway around 10 a.m. Dec. 6, according to an incident report.
A 25-year-old Charleston woman told police that she was driving eastbound on the interstate when she saw a white Honda Accord weave in and out of traffic.
The vehicle cut the woman off, prompting her to honk her horn, the report said.
As the woman traveled toward Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, she noticed the white Accord stopped ahead in a neighboring lane, police said.
When the woman approached, the Accord's driver pointed a revolver at her and gestured as though he had fired the weapon, the report said.
Frightened, the woman swerved away from the Accord and collided with another vehicle.
The woman pulled into a nearby parking lot with that vehicle's driver.
While there, she saw the man drive by again. This time with the gun pointed toward the sky, according to the report.
The man stared at her and nodded his head as he passed, police said. The woman also saw a Chihuahua in the vehicle.
According to police, the suspect vehicle was registered to Gardner.
Gardner was held at the Charleston County jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.
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