A 61-year-old man suspected of flashing a gun at another motorist during a road rage confrontation on Interstate 15 was out of custody Monday on a $10,000 bond.
David Hugh McKay of Jurupa Valley was allegedly involved in the encounter in March, and California Highway Patrol officers spent just over a month working to identify the suspect.
“The California Highway Patrol takes aggressive driving and road rage seriously and will actively investigate these incidents,” CHP Riverside Office Commander Capt. Levi Miller said. “The CHP has highly trained personnel assigned to investigate all crimes occurring on our freeways.”
McKay was booked into the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside Wednesday on suspicion of brandishing a firearm while in a moving vehicle and carrying a loaded gun in public without a permit. He posted bond and was released from custody hours later, according to jail records.
CHP spokesman Officer Javier Navarro said that just after 4 p.m. on March 23, the suspect was at the wheel of a Chevrolet Volt going northbound on I-15, near Second Street, in Norco when a conflict with another driver allegedly led McKay to turn hostile.
The specific circumstances were not disclosed.
Navarro alleged that the suspect pulled alongside the victim, whose identity was not released, and flashed a handgun, then immediately sped away.
“Through investigative means, CHP investigators obtained the license plate of the Volt and identified the driver — and suspect — in this incident,” Navarro said.
McKay was tracked down and stopped by CHP units as he drove along Camino Real, just north of Live Oak Drive, in Jurupa Valley in the predawn hours Wednesday, according to Navarro.
“The firearm used in the commission of the offense was located in the Chevrolet and taken for evidence,” he said.
Background information on the suspect was not available. He’s tentatively scheduled to make a court appearance at the Riverside Hall of Justice on June 30, but charges have yet to be filed.