UPDATE Ludington Man Arrested After Road Rage Incident On 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.