CRIME

Police: Officer pointed gun at driver in road-rage incident

A Washington, D.C., police officer has been charged after authorities say he pointed his department-issued gun at a driver during an off-duty road rage incident.

The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1WJH9Hu ) reports 46-year-old Michael Minor was arrested Wednesday.

He faces a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon stemming from a Feb. 20 incident, in which police say Minor drew his service weapon and later fought another driver along Interstate 295 after the two drivers almost collided as they merged onto the highway.

Police spokesman Officer Hugh Carew says Minor has been placed on non-contact duty status.

Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier says in a statement that the department will continue to hold officers to high standards in the wake of Minor's actions.

It isn't immediately clear if Minor has an attorney.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com