Santa Fe man charged in alleged road rage case


Police responded to a call of a disturbance in the 12500 block of 4th Street a little after 6pm. When arrived, they found two cars on the side of the road.

The driver of one of the vehicles told officers she was traveling behind the other driver, Dan Luther Williams, 66 in a 45 mile per hour zone on FM 646.

She told investigators that she may have been traveling too close behind Williams, who she says was driving at around 30 miles per hour. She says Williams pulled over, got out of his vehicle and pointed a shotgun at her.

Williams told police that the other driver had been following too closely behind him for more than a mile and he did pull over and get out of his vehicle. However, he said he didn't point a shotgun at her, rather a cane.

Officers searched Williams' vehicle and found a cane, as well as a .32 caliber rifle and two black powder pistols.

Williams was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, with a recommended bond of $40,000. While Williams was being booked, he complained of health problems and was transported to the hospital for treatment. He was released from custody and a warrant for his arrest is pending.

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