A Hagerstown man was charged with pointing a shotgun out of the window of a car at a tractor-trailer on Interstate 81 early Tuesday in what Maryland State Police are describing as a road rage incident.
Brandon Scott Castle, 20, of Hagerstown, was charged with first-degree assault and reckless endangerment in the incident. He was a passenger in a car driven by Alan Vincent Saunders, 21, of Hagerstown, state police said in a press release.
Saunders was not charged.
The driver of the tractor trailer told officers he was traveling north on I-81 south of U.S. 40 when the car pulled up next to him in the fast lane, the front passenger window was rolled down, and a shotgun pointed at the window on the driver’s side of the tractor, state police said.
The car then got off of I-81 onto U.S. 40 eastbound but was located by the Hagerstown Police Department in the 600 block of West Washington Street at 12:37 a.m. Tuesday.
Castle also was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia after a pat down produced two hypodermic needles, a marijuana pipe, and a wrapper with suspected marijuana, state police alleged.
Castle was taken to the Washington County Central Booking Facility, police said.