JCPD: Driver involved in reported road rage incident on Interstate 26 turns self in


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) -Authorities said a local man has turned himself in after he reportedly was involved in a road rage incident on Interstate 26 Sunday.

According to a release from the Johnson City Police Department, officers arrested John March, 40, Unicoi, on felony reckless endangerment charges after he turned himself in on Tuesday.

The police report details the incident in which officers arrived at Walgreens, 4210 N. Roan St., Sunday afternoon on reports of a road-rage encounter. The caller told officers he was driving down the left lane of Interstate 26 when a black Chevrolet Silverado began tailgating him and attempting to pass him, the report says.

The report says the driver of the Silverado drove on to the left-side shoulder, pointing a handgun out of the driver-side window at the caller and passenger in the process.

The caller followed the Silverado north on Boones Creek Road, then east onto Old Gray Station Road, south on to North Roan Street and into a neighborhood onto Darnell Drive, the report says.

The caller told police that the driver of the Silverado drove through someone’s yard and continued on to Carrol Creek Road, and the caller stopped the pursuit, according to the police report.

While the caller and passenger gave written statements, dispatch received another phone call from someone who said a person in a black Silverado asked to use their phone to call police about a road-rage incident.

Dispatch also received a 9-1-1 hangup call from the listed suspect’s phone number, according to the police report.

Investigators used the vehicle description and tag number to identify March, the report said.

March turned himself in two days later and was jailed on a $10,000 bond.

March appeared in General Sessions Court Wednesday afternoon. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 6, during which time he will hire an attorney.

Previously reported:

JCPD reported the victims followed March as he got off the interstate and on to Boones Creek Road, where he then reportedly drove through a red light. JCPD reports, “Once March reached a dead end street, he continued to drive through a yard which led him to Carroll Creek Rd.”

Authorities said March turned himself in on September 24th and was being held on a $10,000 bond.

March was due in court Wednesday afternoon.

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