– The Washington Post

With his 2-year-old daughter in a car seat inside, Gabriel Poventud threw open the door of his silver Jaguar on the shoulder of southbound Interstate 95 and fired 13 shots at a dump truck, terrifying Tuesday evening commuters, Virginia State Police said.

Police said Wednesday that Poventud, 25, and the operator of the white Ford truck, James Bringham, 44, both of Woodbridge, Va., drove recklessly and in a rage down a four-mile stretch of highway in Prince William County. The incident happened after the truck merged onto the interstate from Route 123 shortly after 4 p.m. and “encountered” the Jaguar, police said.

The truck struck the Jaguar twice before both vehicles wound up on the left shoulder pinned against a retaining wall, where Poventud began shooting, state police allege. The truck driver headed back into traffic, trailed by the Jaguar, police said, until state troopers brought the chase to a halt.

Frightened drivers flooded emergency lines with calls, police said.

No one was injured.

Poventud was jailed without bond on five offenses; Bringham was cited for reckless driving, state police said.

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