Corvette-driving North Carolina priest arrested in Florida road-rage incident

Rev. William Adams pulls gun on driver of truck that tried to pass him, FHP says

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor , Associated Press
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Rev. William Adams faces two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after an apparent road-rage incident on Florida's Turnpike.

STUART, Fla. - The rector of an Episcopal church in North Carolina is facing criminal charges in Florida after he pointed a gun at another vehicle Wednesday in an apparent road-rage incident, state troopers said.

Rev. William Adams, 35, faces two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Adams was driving a red Corvette on Florida's Turnpike in Palm City when he pointed a handgun at the driver of a pickup truck that was closely following and tried to pass the car.

The driver and passenger in the pickup truck said Adams pulled out a gun and pointed it at them, so they backed off and called 911.

Troopers stopped Adams in the Corvette. According to the FHP, Adams said someone in the truck started yelling and screaming at him and threw a soda bottle at his Corvette. Adams denied ever pulling out a gun, claiming that it remained under the passenger seat.

Adams is rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, North Carolina. He was released from jail on $15,000 bond.

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