Augusta man accused of pointing gun in traffic

Columbia County authorities responded to a disturbance Thursday evening at Bobby Jones Expressway and Washington Road, where a gun was allegedly pulled on a motorist, according to the sheriff's office.

 

Sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said Darren Bernard Rogers, 18, of the 2400 block of Yates Drive in Augusta, pointed a firearm at another individual while in traffic. Deputies arrived about 6 p.m. and Morris said they attempted to stop the suspect, who wrecked his car while trying to escape.

Rogers was charged with driving while unlicensed, fleeing/attempting to elude and pointing a firearm at another.

 

 Jenna Martin of the Columbia County Bureau contriburted to this report.