Man arrested in road-rage incident in Miami-Dade, authorities say

Police: Woman follows driver who pulled gun on her


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A man was arrested Thursday after a road-rage incident in Miami-Dade County, authorities said. 

Miami-Dade police said the incident started Thursday morning on Coral Way, where a male driver pulled out a gun on a female driver.

Police said the woman followed the gun-flashing driver onto the Palmetto Expressway before officers stopped both vehicles.


The armed driver was identified by officers as Juan Jose Vargas, 41, who now faces five counts of aggravated assault.

Police said the victim was driving with her children in the car when the incident unfolded.

She and her children were not injured.  

All northbound lanes of the Palmetto Expressway were briefly shut down near Northwest 25th Street during the police investigation.