Couple arrested in High Springs road rage incident


Published: Monday, October 7, 2013 at 6:47 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, October 7, 2013 at 6:47 p.m.

A woman and a man were arrested Sunday night near High Springs after police said they were recklessly driving and one of them pointed a rifle through a window at another driver.

Nicole Cameron Cornwell, 18, of Jupiter, and Dylan Kyle Spangenberg, 21, no address given, were driving on north on U.S. 441 around 7 p.m. when they cut off another driver, according to the High Springs Police Department.

The driver then followed Cornwell and Spangenberg to try to get them to stop and called 911. The driver then saw Cornwell, who was in the passenger seat, point a rifle in his direction, the report said.

The driver said he feared getting shot and stayed behind the vehicle to wait for police. Meanwhile, Spangenberg was running others off the road and going into the grass to pass other vehicles and an officer’s vehicle, which almost caused several accidents, the report stated.

Cornwell told officers that she did have a gun in her hand, but that it was not loaded. She also told them she had a hunting license, the report said.

Spangenberg stated that he told Cornwell to get the gun out and then yelled at her when she pointed it out the window. He also said that he was sorry for his driving and that he knew it was wrong, the police said.

Cornwell was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault and Spangenberg was arrested on a charge of reckless driving.

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