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Austin driver pulls out rifle during road rage incident

Published On: Oct 20 2013 07:26:46 PM CDT
Updated On: Oct 21 2013 04:27:18 AM CDT

AUSTIN - (AP) -

A Central Texas man is facing charges after authorities allege he threatened a driver with a rifle during a road rage incident and then tossed the weapon into a neighbor's backyard.
    
The Austin American-Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/H3YFD8 ) 33-year-old Daniel Staley has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and driving while intoxicated.
    
According to an arrest affidavit, Staley was in his vehicle when he apparently began cursing at another driver Thursday night, pulled up next to the driver and then aimed a rifle at him.
    
Staley fled after the other driver called 911.
    
Police say a witness saw Staley go back to his neighborhood and toss an object, later identified as the rifle, into a neighbor's backyard.
    
Staley is being held at the Travis County Jail on $57,000 bail.