Trucker to serve 30 months for Ohio road rage incident

By Land Line staff | 4/5/2016

An Ohio judge sentenced a Kentucky truck driver to 30 months in prison after the driver pleaded guilty to shooting at another tractor-trailer last December.

Harold Baker, 51, of Middlesboro, Ky., was arrested Dec. 9 by Ohio State troopers following an incident on Interstate 75 near the Tipp City exit. He was charged with felonious assault and improper handling in a motor vehicle.

According to a report in The Daily Call, police said Baker fired a bullet into the cab of the other tractor because the truck had “too many lights and was blinding everyone.” Baker also told police the driver of the other truck was trying to run him off the road, which prompted Baker to roll down his own passenger side window and fire a shot at the driver’s side door of the second truck.

The newspaper said Judge Jeannine Pratt sentenced Baker to serve 30 months for the third-degree attempted felony assault charge and one year for the improper firing of a gun inside a motor vehicle. The sentences will run concurrently.

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