Christian pastor charged after firing gun at semi truck during highway road rage incident

The lead pastor at a church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has been booked on charges of allegedly firing a handgun at another motorist in the aftermath of a wreck on the I-10 last week, WBRZ2/ABC reports.

According to Louisiana police, Christopher “Checkerz” Williams was booked February 12 on a number of charges related to the incident. An employee at Renew Church in Baton Rouge confirmed that Williams is the lead pastor there. The employee added that the situation is being handled internally.

Police allege that Williams was driving erratically on the interstate heading east when his vehicle struck an 18-wheeler semi. The truck driver called police to report the accident, but Williams allegedly flashed a handgun outside the driver’s side window, shooting at the truck and striking it. It’s reported that no one was injured. Williams allegedly fled the scene after firing the gun.

After state troopers identified him as the perpetrator, Williams turned himself in. He was booked into the St. James Parish Jail on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated criminal damage to property, illegal carrying and discharge of weapons, and reckless operation.

Megan Hamilton

Megan Hamilton has traveled extensively throughout the Southern United States, Mexico, and parts of Central America. A lifelong atheist, these travels have informed her political views. She currently lives in a remote location with a large herd of cats and four dogs.