Man arrested in Carter Co. road rage shooting

Douglas Scott

ARDMORE, Okla. -- A case of road rage ends with a man in jail, accused of shooting at another vehicle on Tuesday as he was driving down I-35.

Drivers at the Flying J in Ardmore say they believe road rage has gotten worse over the years, and they're not surprised it led to gunfire.

"Everybody is in such a big hurry to get somewhere, or thinking their stuff is more important," Mitchell Moore said. "Well, nothing is as important as getting home safely."

Carter County Sheriff Milton Anthony said Douglas Scott, 39, fired two shots at another driver just north of Ardmore around 7:30 a.m.

Anthony said the driver of the other vehicle told deputies he noticed a black Mitsubishi Eclipse weaving in and out of traffic, but wouldn't let the car in front of him. "When he passed by the certain vehicle a second time, he opened fire up, shot the vehicle twice and sped off," Anthony said.

When the driver called 911 and followed the shooter to get more vehicle information, the other driver fired a third time, shooting out his front tire.

That's when the pickup driver pulled into the Flying J and gave Scott's tag number to deputies.

Scott's girlfriend was along for the ride and she told deputies everything happened too quickly to stop him. She said once Scott realized what he had done driver pulled over and waited for the police to show up.

A Glock 40 pistol was found inside his car.

"Cutting somebody off, or brake checking, or not using a turn signal, none of it's worth shooting at somebody," Moore said.

No injuries were reported.

Scott faces charges of shooting with intent to kill, unlawful possession of a firearm in commission of a felony and having a loaded handgun without a license.



 
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