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  • Charges filed in road rage on Interstate 70

  • A Kansas City man was charged Friday in connection to an alleged road rage incident in Independence Thursday afternoon.

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  • A Kansas City man was charged Friday in connection to an alleged road rage incident in Independence Thursday afternoon.
    Tony Nguyen, 22, of Kansas City, was charged with one count of unlawful use of a weapon, a Class B felony, for shooting at another vehicle in Independence during a road rage incident on Interstate 70 Thursday. The count included a “persistent offender” charge.
    According to court documents, the victim told police he inadvertently cut off a four-door Honda Accord driven by Nguyen while driving his Dodge Ram truck eastbound on I-70 just west of the Noland Road exit.
    The victim told police that Nguyen became irate and began yelling profanities and giving hand gestures to him. East of Noland Road, Nguyen allegedly pointed a Glock semi-automatic handgun at the victim’s truck and fired two rounds. One bullet struck the right front tire and flattened it. Neither of the two persons in the victim's car were injured.
    Prosecutors have requested a $50,000 bond at 10 percent.
    Independence police spokesperson Tom Gentry said that the female passenger in Nguyen’s car was also taken into custody Thursday, but she has not been charged.
    Police eventually stopped Nguyen’s vehicle on Lee’s Summit Road in Independence, just north of I-70 near the intersection of East 41st Street, across from St. Michael’s Episcopal Church. Nguyen and his female passenger were taken into custody.
     
     

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