Ohio man accused of pointing gun at people on I-75

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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I-75 MM 118. (Photo by WINK News via Google Maps)
I-75 MM 118. (Photo by WINK News via Google Maps)

A man has been arrested, suspected of pulling a gun on another group during a highway road rage incident Saturday morning.

Joseph Laperna, 48, faces charges of Aggravated Assault and Improper Exhibit of a Firearm by Florida Highway Patrol Troopers who suspect him in the roadway confrontation.

Laperna was moving southbound on I-75 at mile marker 118 in a Chevrolet near a Toyota Corolla. Laperna and the occupants of the Toyota became involved in a road rage incident.

According to the FHP press release, “Laperna brandished a firearm (Glock 43) at the occupants of the Toyota.”

Later on, Collier County deputies and FHP troopers stopped the Aurora, Ohio, man at Pine Ridge Road near Seagate Drive in Naples.

Laperna has been transported to Lee County Jail.

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