SUSSEX CO., Va. – A road rage incident on Interstate 95 in Sussex County has resulted in the arrest of a Fayetteville, N.C., man. The incident, which remains under investigation, occurred on I-95 northbound at the 32 mile marker in Sussex County.
On March 4 (Wednesday) at approximately 12:09 p.m., State Police responded to a call of a shooting on Interstate 95 near the 32 mile marker in Sussex County. A 2006 Freightliner tractor-trailer and a 2015 Subaru Outback were headed north on I-95 when the drivers began engaging with one another. Their behavior progressed to the point of the Subaru driving down the right shoulder, pulling up alongside the tractor-trailer and its driver shooting at the tractor-trailer.
One of the rounds struck the right rear tandem tire of the tractor. The tractor-trailer driver called State Police to report the incident and give a description of the Subaru. State police dispatchers quickly alerted Troopers in the immediate area and the Subaru was spotted exiting I-95 at the Carson Scales (Exit 37). The trooper stopped the Subaru on Route 301 north.
Further investigation by the state police resulted in the driver of the Subaru, Alton B. Parker, 55, Fayetteville, N.C., being charged with attempted murder in the 2nd degree, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, shooting from a moving vehicle and maliciously shooting at an occupied vehicle. Parker was arrested without incident and taken to Riverside Regional Jail.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 27 year old Florida man, was not injured in the incident.
Virginia State Police Trooper K. Peterson is being assisted in the investigation by the Virginia State Police First Division Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
“State police reminds motorists to never engage in aggressive driving behaviors with other drivers,” said Sgt. Stephan Vick, Virginia State Police Public Information Officer. “If you find yourself in a threatening situation on the road, then call State Police at #77. Please provide a description of the vehicle involved, direction of travel, if weapons have been displayed and any other pertinent information that can aid in the apprehension of the individual(s) involved.”