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Driver arrested after allegedly shooting at another driver in Parleys Canyon, troopers say

By Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com | Updated - Oct 25th, 2018 @ 7:23pm | Posted - Oct 25th, 2018 @ 2:34pm



SALT LAKE CITY — A driver allegedly shot at another driver while on I-80 in Parleys Canyon this afternoon after an apparent road rage incident, officials said.

Utah Highway Patrol troopers located Grant Newman Gutierrez, of Park City, near the intersection of Foothill Drive and Sunnyside Avenue just before 2:30 p.m., and they arrested him in connection with the shooting, according to the agency’s Twitter account.

No one was injured during the incident, UHP said.

Gutierrez, 23, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of felony aggravated assault, felony discharge of a firearm, DUI, carrying a dangerous weapon while under the influence, possession of a firearm by a restricted person and possession of a controlled substance, UHP officials said on the agency's Twitter account.

A lane change issue prompted the road rage incident between Gutierrez and another driver, Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Nick Street said. Both drivers were in pickup trucks heading west on I-80 near mile marker 132, about four miles east of Salt Lake City, according to Street.

After the person was allegedly shot at, they pulled back behind Gutierrez, Street said. The driver then called police, he said.

An off-duty highway patrol trooper located Gutierrez near the intersection of Foothill Drive and Wakara Way, and he was taken into custody, Street said.

Investigators were still working Thursday evening to determine what exactly happened during the confrontation, Street said.

Jacob Klopfenstein

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