Man gets more than 3 years in prison in road rage case

Associated Press
The Rolla Daily News

SPRINGFIELD — A southwestern Missouri man has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for a road rage incident.

The Springfield News-Leader  reports that 30-year-old William Duval of Springfield was sentenced Oct. 14 after admitting that he waved a gun during the incident on June 19, 2019.

A plea agreement signed earlier this year says Duval was driving in Springfield when he possibly drifted into another lane, prompting another driver to honk. Duval made an obscene gesture and then flashed a 9mm pistol.

Police who stopped Duval after the incident learned he had prior felony convictions for stealing a motor vehicle, theft, burglary, forgery, possession of a controlled substance and stealing. Federal law prohibits convicted felons of possessing a gun.