61-year-old Acworth man shot at driver 14 times in Woodstock road rage incident

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Published: Jun. 30, 2022 at 11:03 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 30, 2022 at 11:33 PM EDT
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WOODSTOCK, Ga. (CBS46) - A 61-year-old Acworth man faces aggravated assault, reckless conduct and reckless driving charges after Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies say he shot at another driver 14 times in a road rage incident on Highway 92 in Woodstock on Thursday night.

Police say Wade McEwan was driving west when another driver identified as 25-year-old Acworth man Jason Daxon was traveling in the same direction. Officials say a red pickup and a blue BMW were sitting side by side at a red light when the driver of the red pickup truck shot into the BMW, striking Daxon twice.

Daxon was rushed to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital with serious injuries.

McEwan remains in custody at the Cherokee Adult Detention Center without bond.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Shots were fired during a road rage incident Thursday on Highway 92 in Woodstock.

Police say the incident happened around 7:30 p.m. They say a red pickup and a blue BMW were sitting side by side at a red light when the driver of the red pickup truck shot into the BMW, striking that driver twice.

Shots fired, driver injured during road rage incident in Woodstock
Shots fired, driver injured during road rage incident in Woodstock

The victim then drove away and made a U-turn not far up the road from where the shooting took place.

A Woodstock police officer happened to be in the area and witnessed the incident. That officer was able to pull the pickup driver over and arrest him.