LCSO: Suspected DUI Driver Pointed Gun at Motorist

A Sterling man is behind bars after he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving while also firing a weapon.

The incident happened at 9:15 p.m. Thursday in the area of Blossom Drive and Waterloo Station Square in Sterling when deputies were called to investigate a report of a man brandishing a weapon.

The victim reported that a vehicle pulled alongside him and the driver got out and pointed a handgun at him. While deputies were on scene speaking with the victim, they heard a gunshot and saw a vehicle fleeing the area. The driver was pulled over in the area of Holly Avenue and Sequoia Court.

Robert L. Shipley III, 33, was charged with reckless handling of a firearm, abduction, driving under the influence (second offense) and brandishing a firearm.

He was held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

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