URBANA – Our partners at The News-Gazette report a Kentucky man has been convicted after pulling a loaded gun in response to a semi-truck driver honking at him on January 9, 2015.
According to the News-Gazette, 30-year-old Jermi Stevens of Winchester, Kentucky faces penalties for the Class 4 felony of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon for having a loaded handgun in his BMW. Stevens displayed the weapon after truck driver Steven Johnson honked at him. Johnson honked in response to Stevens cutting him off as Johnson tried to pass another truck.
The News-Gazette says Stevens was later pulled over by an Illinois State Police Officer, and he admitted to pulling out a weapon.
News-Gazette reported Mary Schenk writes that it took the jury “less than 15 minutes” to convict Stevens. He faces as much as three years in prison and will be sentenced on September 14.
More coverage of this incident can be found in the News-Gazette article here: http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2015-07-24/jury-quickly-convicts-man-road-rage-incident.html