A 31-year-old Mount Pleasant woman driving through town with her daughter thinks another motorist pointed a gun at her Wednesday morning during a road rage episode, an incident report said.
Investigators from the Mount Pleasant Police Department were unable to immediately identify the accused motorist, and no arrests had been made.
The woman told police that around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, she was driving southward on S.C. Highway 41 when the Chevrolet K2500H in front of her braked suddenly near the entrance to the Planter's Pointe community.
She didn't know why the pickup had slowed, so she passed it as soon as she could "legally and safely," the report stated.
But when the woman stopped her Chevrolet Impala for a red light at Bessemer Road, she said she looked behind her and saw what appeared to be the pickup driver pointing a handgun at her and saying something. He was still inside the truck.
She described him as a 30- to 40-year-old white man with a buzz cut or a bald head, according to the report.
"She stated that she was scared for her daughter and her own life," officers wrote in the report.
The woman called authorities and followed the pickup to U.S. Highway 17 until it turned right onto Long Point Road, where she turned around to meet with responding law officers.
The police said the truck was registered to Ellington Cross LLC of Monroe, N.C., a contractor that installs infrastructure to mitigate the effects of earthquakes. The company's website lists current local projects at the Kohl's store in Mount Pleasant, at a Daniel Island wastewater-treatment facility and at Orange Grove Elementary Charter School in West Ashley.
Officers' attempts to contact company officials Wednesday were not successful, the report said.
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