Motorist points pellet gun at father on his way to meet daughter in Victoria, gets arrested

Motorist points pellet gun at father on his way to meet daughter in Victoria, gets arrested
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A man was arrested after he allegedly pointed a pellet gun at another man who was on his way to meet his daughter for breakfast in Victoria on Saturday morning, say police.

According to a press release issued by the Victoria Police Department, a father was driving to meet his daughter for breakfast at around 9:45 a.m. on June 18 and was near the intersection of Douglas and Finlayson streets when another vehicle began driving dangerously in front of him.

The driver then began “brake-checking” the father, preventing other traffic from passing, the release notes. Then, according to police, the driver began yelling at the father and pulled out what appeared to be a handgun.

The father fled the scene immediately and called 911, but not before capturing the driver’s licence plate, which he shared with officers.

A short time later, officers located the vehicle in front of a business in the 3000-block of Shelbourne Avenue and noticed that the driver, who was still inside, was displaying signs of impairment.

Officers then arrested the man behind the wheel at gunpoint and discovered a fully-functional pellet gun, which resembled a high-calibre handgun, as well as drugs and drug paraphernalia. They also conducted a standard field sobriety test, which the driver failed, and impounded the vehicle, the release notes.

The driver of the vehicle, who was not identified, was arrested and released with conditions and a future court date for recommended charges for pointing a firearm and impaired driving.

VicPD also say the man was also issued a 24-hour driving prohibition, tickets for traffic offences and offences under the Cannabis Act, as well as Notice and Orders to repair the vehicle deficiencies.






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