A New York native was arrested Saturday night as a result of an alleged road rage incident in Leesburg.
A woman was driving north on U.S. Hwy. 27 in the area of State Road 44 when a black Buick SUV began to follow her, according to an arrest report from the Leesburg Police Department. The Buick was flashing its high beams and was tailgating the woman. She was able to call 911 and relay to the dispatcher what was happening. The woman’s boyfriend was following in another vehicle and could also see what was happening. The three vehicles stopped at a stoplight and the Buick pulled next to the woman’s car and the driver, identified as 72-year old Patrick McGill of Keystone Heights, pointed a small black pistol at her. Her boyfriend was also threatened with the pistol.
When Leesburg police arrived on the scene, McGill claimed that the woman and her boyfriend had attempted to run him off the road. The police noted in their report that the female victim had been in constant contact with the dispatcher during the incident while McGill never contacted the police regarding the other parties trying to force him off the road.
The Rochester, N.Y. native was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault. He was booked at the Lake County Jail and released after posting $2,000 bond.