Shot fired in road rage incident in Ravenel, sheriff's deputies say

  • Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 9:45 a.m., Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 5:28 p.m.
Curtis Ray Whitehurst, 55, of St. Petersburg, Fla., is charged with two counts of first-degree assault and battery in connection with a road rage dispute in Ravenel. (Provided)

A road rage dispute in Ravenel Wednesday ended with shots fired, according to Charleston County sheriff's deputies.

Curtis Ray Whitehurst, 55, of St. Petersburg, Fla., is charged with two counts of first-degree assault and battery in connection with the incident.

A Ford Ranger was headed north on U.S. Highway 17 when it was approached by a tractor-trailer driven by Whitehurst around 8 a.m., according to sheriff's Maj. Eric Watson.

Whitehurst "intentionally" struck the Ford Ranger on its side, Watson said, and fired a round into its bumper.

The Ranger's driver pulled into a nearby gas station to call authorities. Whitehurst stopped his truck near the driver, stepped out of his vehicle and fired a second round into the air, Watson said.

No injuries were reported.

Whitehurst was held Wednesday at the Charleston County jail. He is expected to have a bond hearing Thursday morning, Watson said.

Reach Christina Elmore at 937-5908 or at Twitter.com/celmorePC.

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