Driver waves gun in family emergency

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CUMMING, Ga. — A man called 911 after a driver erratically passed him while waving a firearm, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s incident report.

A man told deputies at about 2 p.m. July 5 an angry driver passed him on Ga. 141 (Peachtree Parkway) waving what looked like a black semi-automatic handgun, possibly a Glock.

Deputies spotted the driver on Ronald Reagan Boulevard and followed him to Northside Hospital-Forsyth’s emergency room entrance.

The driver said his family was trying to get their son to the hospital because of a serious illness. His wife carried his son into the hospital because he could not walk.

When deputies asked about the firearm incident, the driver said the man who reported the incident was in the left lane and would not move over.

He said he had to pass the driver in the right lane, and as he drove by, he waved his cellphone at the man.

The man said he did not have a firearm.

Deputies searched the driver’s truck and found two ammunition magazines, but no firearm.

Deputies talked to the wife who produced two guns that were in her purse; a Glock and a Sig Sauer.

The handguns were checked and returned clear. No charges were made.

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