TIPP CITY, Ohio (WDTN) – A semi truck driver from Kentucky is facing charges after troopers say he opened fire at another semi on I-75.
51-year-old Harold Baker is facing charges, including, felonious assault and improper handling in a motor vehicle.
The road rage incident happened on I-75 South near the Tipp City exit Tuesday night. Police say Baker, who’s a commercial truck driver, fired a bullet into the cab of another truck.
They’re still trying to figure out what led Baker to fire the shot. Police say they received 911 calls from both drivers at the time.
In the call, you can hear the driver–who was shot at–describe the scene in a panic to dispatchers.
“Miami County, 911,” the dispatch said.
“I really need some f****** help,” the driver said. “I think this guy just shot at (inaudible).”
“OK, where are you at?” the dispatch said.
“I’m on the highway,” the driver said. “I can’t even get a mile marker. I thought he was crazy. I don’t know what’s going on.”
The driver who called 9-1-1 wasn’t hurt during the altercation. Ohio State Highway Patrol says incidents like these don’t happen very often.
“It’s kind of a rare occurrence,” Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Chris Colbert said. “We’ve had a few vehicles shot here and there since I’ve been on. It occasionally happens. Sometimes it’s kind of random. Sometimes it’s not.”