Driver accused of shooting teen in road rage incident arrested, Douglasville police say
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - Douglasville police say they have arrested a woman accused of shooting a teenager during a road rage incident Sunday afternoon.
A judge denied bond for 30-year-old Brittney Alyssa Griffith on Monday morning. According to investigators, Griffith was driving a black sedan in the eastbound lanes along Interstate 20 around 4:40 p.m. She is believed to have been traveling from the Villa Rica or Carrollton area.
Police said Griffith had been following the victim's car on I-20 since they left Villa Rica, where some sort of road rage altercation occurred.
As the vehicle approached the Chapel Hill Road exit, Griffith allegedly pulled out a gun and shot a 17-year-old in the face.
The victim was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and is expected to be released, officials said.
Detectives learned Griffith had three children, ages 4 to 9, in the car with her when she fired the shot.
Monday morning, officials said they arrested Griffith in their investigation into the incident.
BRITTNEY ALYSSA GRIFFITH
Griffith is charged with three counts of third-degree cruelty to children, four counts of aggravated assault, and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Anyone with information about this shooting should contact Detective Sean Williams at 678-293-1747.