Man arrested after shots fired during interstate road rage incident

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — London Wright, a Memphis man, is behind bars after reportedly confessing to firing a gun at another driver during a recent road rage incident.

On Sunday, two people were traveling northbound on Highway 385 near Winchester when they spotted a 2016 Toyota Camry driving erratically.

Wright reportedly nearly ran them off the road, police said.

The second driver sped up to get the license plate and the defendant sped off once more.

But authorities said the incident didn't end there.

Right before the I-240 and Airways exit, the two men said they spotted the same vehicle again.

That's when the driver came along side them, rolled down his window and fired three shots.

The suspect then got off the interstate using the Airways exit as the victims continued down I-240. .

Two days later, London Wright was taken into custody and charged with two counts of aggravated assault.

He waived his rights and admitted to the incident, but stated he fired the shots into the air to scare them.

He did not intend to harm them, he said.

This is the latest case of road rage far from the first in recent days.

About a month ago, a car was sprayed with bullets off I-40.

Police say the people involved in that case knew each other.

Just days before that a pregnant woman was shot on I-40.

She was forced to give birth to a baby born with a bullet wound.

It might be hard to believe, but not long before that shooting another man also the target of gunfire on the same interstate!

"I'm on the road a couple of hours a day most days, trying to get here to there," driver Justin Welch said.

Welch might spend a lot of time on the road for his job, but he told us he's not letting this recent case change his routine.

"It's shocking, but I don't think it's a likely way that I'm going to get hurt on an average day," he said.