Driver shot at while driving on I-64 in Lake St. Louis
“My adrenaline went through the roof. It’s the worst thing I’ve been involved in,” he said
LAKE ST LOUIS, Mo.- “Oh my god! It was very scary,” recalled a 28-year-old St. Louis salesman who was a victim of a road incident on Tuesday afternoon during a routine drive back to work.
“I just couldn’t believe what was going on. Cars were going 60 (or) 70 mph. They can’t really hit the brakes. My adrenaline was going through the roof,” said the driver, who didn’t ask us his identity divulge in order to protect its safety.
The driver was telling Lake St. Louis police that he was headed east on Interstate 64 in his silver Mazda when a stranger in a white BMW sped next to him for the first time.
“He came on the passenger side at a speed of at least 100 mph (and) put on the brakes to avoid bumping into a truck in front of him,” he said.
The police identified the BMW driver as Kyle Lindley.
“The truck driver wouldn’t let go of him and then he jumped over in front of me again. Then I ran through my hands in frustration,” said the victim.
He told police that Lindley was the first to point a gun at him within seconds.
“He pulled out a gun in such a small situation. It didn’t set properly so I called 911,” he said.
The victim said Lindley then shot once and missed him and his car.
Police arrested Lindley after he led her on a chase, hit two vehicles and crashed near Olive Street Road and Chesterfield Airport Road in St. Louis County.
“We have to try to control our temperament, which I know is difficult sometimes, but I will tell the drivers, ‘Don’t take the law into your own hands.’ Check with your local police department, “said Chris DiGiuseppi, Lake St. Louis Police Chief.
Prosecutors charged Lindley with the illegal use of a gun and the attack. It’s on a $ 200,000 bond.
Meanwhile, the victim is relieved that he survived the frightening situation.
“I’m just married. I’ve only been married six months. I’m very happy to be here to get on with my life,” he said.