Trucker Arrested After Opening Fire During Back And Forth Road Rage Incident
Spencer County, Kentucky – Police have arrested a truck driver they say is responsible for shooting at a motorist during a road rage confrontation along Highway 44 in Kentucky.
The victim, Curtis Moore, told local news outlet, WAVE 3 News, that his pickup truck was shot at numerous times as he was headed home on March 19 around 2:15 p.m by a man driving a big rig. Moore said the confrontation began as he was traveling eastbound and a semi-truck quickly approached him from behind.
Moore admitted his speedometer was broken and was doing his best to drive at the 55 m.p.h. speed limit. He says the truck driver became angry, and after tailing him, eventually passed.
“When he passed me the first time his trailer was real close to my truck,” Moore told Wave 3 News. However, Moore then sped up and passed the semi.
As Moore then began to slow down to make a left turn off of the highway en route to his home, Moore says the semi-truck ran him into the grassy median. Moore then pulled back onto the highway and began pursuing the truck in an attempt to get the license information.
Moore then explained that the truck driver stopped the rig in the middle of the highway. Moore said he began to pass the semi once again while on the phone reporting the incident to authorities.
That’s when Moore says the driver of the semi, Kevin Bewley, 30, of Springfield, KY, began shooting. “As I passed him, he opened fire three times at my truck with the handgun pointed out the driver’s side window,” Moore explained.
Moore then says he exited the highway as quickly as he could and Bewley continued traveling east. Kentucky State Police said Moore’s pickup truck was struck by two bullets. Moore gave a description of Bewley to police.
KSP later arrested Bewley. He is facing charges of carrying a concealed weapon and wanton endangerment. Bewley is being held at the Shelby County Detention Center, according to authorities.
KSP said their investigation into the incident is ongoing at this time.