Sussex man arrested after allegedly pulling out gun during road rage incident

WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Sussex man has been charged after allegedly pointing a gun at a man during a road rage incident.

Jeremy Rupp, 31, has now been charged following the road rage incident which happened back in March.

According to the criminal complaint, a man approached an officer at the Moorland Road Park and Ride and said he was driving when another motorist pointed a gun at him.

The man told police he was driving southbound on I-43 in the right lane to exit onto south Moorland Road when he observed a tan pickup truck approaching quickly from behind. The man said he had to apply his brakes to slow down for the ramp and that he tapped his brakes to make sure the pick-up driver saw that he was slowing.

As the tan pickup truck passed him on the left side, the driver allegedly yelled something and pointed a small black handgun at him.

Officers made contact with the driver of the pickup truck, later identified as Rupp, who admitted to being in a road rage incident where he drew his firearm from his sunglasses case and pointed it at the other driver.

Rupp allegedly told police he did this because he was fearful the other driver would follow him and because he was angry that the driver "brake-checked him." 

Officers recovered a handgun which had six rounds in the magazine and a seventh round in the chamber.

According to the criminal complaint, Rupp admitted that in hindsight, this was a stupid thing to do and he regretted it.

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