UPDATE Ludington Man Arrested After Road Rage Incident On Mackinac Bridge

PirkolaUPDATE A 65-year-old man from Ludington was arrested on June 12 for discharging a handgun in the air on the Mackinac Bridge.

The incident allegedly began on eastbound US-2 when two vehicles were traveling to the bridge.

William Richard Pirkola stated the other driver would not let let him merge onto I-75 and then again when approaching the toll booths.

After going through the toll booth, the other vehicle, driven by a 63-year-old Williamsburg man, merged in front of Pirkola due to a lane closure.

Pirkola then struck the vehicle driven by the Williamsburg man.

The Williamsburg man exited his vehicle to confront Pirkola when he pointed a handgun in the air and fired one shot.

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Gaylord and St. Ignace Post seized a .40 caliber handgun and a 9mm handgun.

Pirkola was arraigned on Monday in the 92nd District Court in Mackinac County on one count reckless discharge of a firearm, which is a misdemeanor.

Pirkola was given a PR bond and is scheduled to appear in court again on July 13 at 9:30 a.m.