Driver accused of pointing gun at family in I-26 road rage incident

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SPARTANBURG Co., S.C. (WSPA) — A Forest City woman is accused of pointing a gun at a family traveling on Interstate 26.

It allegedly happened when a man tried to pass a car in Spartanburg County on Sunday afternoon.

According to an incident report, the driver and suspect, identified as Connie Briscoe, were headed west on I-26 when the victim attempted to pass Briscoe’s car near mile marker 35.

The victim told deputies that Briscoe sped up after he moved over to the right lane, so he returned to the left lane and claims she started “brake checking” him.  

The victim later passed Briscoe and said she pulled beside him and began to yell at him. As he pulled away, he told deputies she waved a handgun out her window and pointed it at his vehicle. The victims exited off the Interstate and called 911.

A passenger in the victim’s vehicle took a picture of the suspect and the vehicle. She and the driver said their 9-year-old daughter was in the backseat when the incident happened.

Deputies found a Dodge Challenger matching the description and a driver who appeared to be the same person photographed by one of the victims. 

They also found a loaded handgun in Briscoe’s cars that matched a detailed description from the victims. 

Briscoe denied pointing a gun at anyone. 

The 47-year-old Forest City, N.C. woman was booked into the Spartanburg County Detention Center on a charge of pointing and presenting a firearm, according to jail records.

She was released from jail on Monday. 

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