Driver accused of pointing gun at SAPD detective said incident was 'not a big deal'

Suspect charged with deadly conduct with a firearm

By Fares Sabawi

SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio police on Thursday arrested a man accused of pointing a gun at a San Antonio police detective during a road rage incident.

Joseph Charbonneau, 31, is charged with deadly conduct with a firearm, jail records show.

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On Wednesday, the detective called police to report the incident, according to the affidavit.

The detective was driving on Northwest Loop 410 near Callaghan when Charbonneau nearly struck his car during a lane change, according to the affidavit.

When Charbonneau passed by the detective, he pointed a black semi-automatic pistol at him, according to the affidavit.

Police tracked down Charbonneau, who was in a rental vehicle at the time of the incident.

He told police that the road rage incident "was not a big deal" and that he only threw up his middle finger to the detective, according to the affidavit.

Charbonneau's bail was set at $10,000, according to police. 

 

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