(via KIRO 7)
A man with a license plate reading “DIRTBAG” was arrested after police say he pulled out a gun during an argument at a Bellevue car wash.
Road-rage shooting on I-5 a harsh reminder
Police say the 40-year-old man was driving a red Camaro at a Brown Bear Car Wash Sunday afternoon. Growing impatient, he rear-ended another driver as they were waiting in line.
KIRO 7 reports as the other driver started taking pictures of the car, the suspect pulled out a gun.
Police arrived on scene and the man punched an officer in the face but was taken down with a taser. They say the suspect also made a racial slur at the other driver.
Police are trying to determine if it was a hate crime.
The confrontation in Bellevue is the second high-profile incident of road rage in the past week.
A man was fatally shot last Thursday on the side of I-5 during a “physical altercation” with a female motorcyclist.