Driver tells police that road-rage assailant had U of L-style neck tattoo

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Police in Whitley County are trying to find a man who is accused of hitting a truck driver with a pistol and firing a shot during a road rage attack Tuesday in Williamsburg.

The sheriff’s office described the man as being 5-foot-8 with dreadlocks, but perhaps his most distinctive physical feature was a tattoo on his neck. The tattoo, an “L,” was in the style and font of the University of Louisville logo, the victim told deputies.

The victim, who drives a tractor-trailer, pulled into the Pilot Travel Center along northbound Interstate 75 in Williamsburg about 6 p.m. Tuesday and was “engaged by a hostile driver,” according to the sheriff’s office. The angry driver was in what appeared to be a maroon Ford Taurus.

“The driver of the car was upset over something, the truck driver didn’t know what,” Sheriff Colan Harrell said. “He was so irate, he started hitting him with a pistol, and the pistol went off.”

No one was struck when the gun fired, but the bullet did pass through the cab of the victim’s truck, according to the sheriff’s office. The victim suffered minor injuries.

The sheriff’s office is asking the public for help in finding the alleged assailant. Anyone with information can call 606-549-6017.