Cops: Goose Creek man takes out gun during road rage incident

Cops: Goose Creek man takes out gun during road rage incident

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A 26-year-old Goose Creek man was arrested after police say he took out a gun during a road rage incident in North Charleston.

The North Charleston Police Department charged David Andrew Polverini with pointing a firearm and unlawful carrying of a firearm.

On Tuesday night, a police officer responded to the Walmart on Rivers Avenue and met with the two victims.

A man said he and his wife were traveling on Rivers Avenue near Northwoods Mall when the suspect, later identified as Polverini, began tailgating him.

The victim said he tapped on his brakes, sped up and changed lanes. According to the victim, Polverini then changed lanes and began to tailgate him again.

The victim told officers at that point, he tapped his brakes again, sped up and stopped at a light on Rivers Avenue and Northwoods Boulevard.

The victim said a short time later as he was driving, Polverini pulled up beside his car, lowered the passenger window and took out a semi auto handgun and displayed it in "an aggressive manner."

Police say the victim then called 911 and followed the suspect into the Walmart parking lot on Rivers Avenue.

Officers found Polverini inside the Walmart and escorted him to his vehicle where other NCPD officers and a Charleston County Sheriff's deputy had responded. An incident report states Polverini told the CCSO deputy that he knew why law enforcement was at Walmart, and said he had been in a road rage incident and pulled out his gun.

According to police, a probable search of Polverini's vehicle yielded a Sig Sauer .40 handgun, a magazine containing 12 rounds of hollow point ammunition and a second magazine containing 14 rounds of hollow point ammunition.

The victim positively identified Polverini as the person who took out the gun during the road rage

A police report states, Polverini said he and the victim had been arguing on Rivers Avenue, approached his vehicle and "brandished" a gun as he drove away from the victim.

Officers say Polverini told them he knew it was stupid to do and regretted doing it.

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