ST. IGNACE, MI – In the early afternoon hours of Saturday June 12th, 2021, troopers from the Michigan State Police Gaylord Post and MSP St. Ignace Post responded to a report of a minor crash and gunshot on the Mackinac Bridge that resulted in a 65-year-old Ludington man being arrested.
The incident allegedly began on US-2 when two vehicles were traveling to the Mackinac Bridge. The road rage apparently began due to lane usage. The Ludington man stated that the other driver would not let him merge. It happened again as they approached the toll booths on I-75. After going through the toll booth, the other vehicle, driven by a 63-year-old man from Williamsburg, merged in front of him due to a lane closure. The Ludington man struck the vehicle driven by the Williamsburg man.
The Williamsburg man exited his vehicle to confront the man from Ludington. The Ludington man then pointed a handgun in the air and fired one shot. A .40 caliber handgun and a 9mm handgun were seized by troopers along with one spent .40 caliber shell casing that was recovered from the drivers side seat.
The Ludington man was lodged in the Mackinac County Jail pending arraignment.
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