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Georgia driver accused of shooting at vehicles on I-75


A 41-year-old Georgia man has been arrested after Sumter County sheriff's deputies say he shot at other vehicles while driving on Interstate 75.

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Miguel Espinoza Navarro. Photo: Sumter County jail[/caption]

Miguel Espinoza Navarro, of Forest Park, Georgia, is being held without bail on several charges, including aggravated assault and resisting an officer.

The Sheriff's Office got calls Saturday evening about a driver waving a gun and shooting at cars from a black Ford pickup truck.

Sheriff's officials say he rear-ended another vehicle on the interstate near Bushnell but continued north for another three miles, where he crashed into a guardrail.

He had a standoff with deputies there and then threw his gun away, drove for a few hundred feet, crashed again, ran and was captured after being stunned with a Taser.

Deputies say multiple vehicles were hit by bullets but no one was injured.

Joe Byrnes came to WMFE/WMFV from the Ocala Star-Banner and The Gainesville Sun, where he worked as a reporter and editor for several years. Joe graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans and turned to journalism after teaching. He enjoys freshwater fishing and family gatherings.