Stateline man sentenced to jail for road rage incident
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – On Aug. 22, a Stateline man was sentenced to 30 days in jail and five years formal probation for a road rage incident in December 2010, according to court documents.
William Paul Coaker pleaded guilty to a felony count of exhibiting a firearm to a person in a motor vehicle and a misdemeanor county of carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle for an incident where he allegedly pulled up next to another motorist and pointed a .38 caliber handgun at the driver.
Charges of possession of marijuana for sale and assault with a firearm were dropped as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors, according to the documents.
Coaker admitted to brandishing the weapon, but said he was in fear for his safety at the time, according to a statement from police.
He did not immediately return a request for comment Friday
Coaker will also be required to enroll in a 52 week batterers treatment program, pay nearly $1,000 in fines and fees and serve 500 hours of community service as part of the sentence.