Man accused of pointing gun at driver who cut him off in traffic in Newport

Photo of Michael Schaffer from Newport Police

NEWPORT, Ore. – An apparent road rage incident involving a handgun landed a Toledo man behind bars, Newport Police said.

The incident started Wednesday when the victim accidentally cut off Michael Schaffer, 27 of Toledo, in traffic, police officials said.

Schaffer is accused of tailgating the person, waving a gun out the window, and following them through town as they tried to drive off.

The driver called 911 and police arrived to pull Schaffer over. They said they found a handgun in the dash of his vehicle.

Schaffer was booked into the Lincoln County Jail on two counts of menacing, pointing a firearm at another, unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a concealed weapon, and disorderly conduct.

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