BEND, OR -- A Bend man is accused of pointing a gun at drivers during an alleged road rage incident, near Tumalo, Thursday afternoon. Witnesses reported a man was using hand gestures and driving erratically on Highway 20, trying to intimidate others; at one point he allegedly pointed a 9 mm semiautomatic pistol out the window of his Suburban towards other drivers. No shots were fired and no injuries were reported.
Law enforcement caught up with the suspect vehicle as he approached Bend. They briefly shut down Highway 20 to conduct a "high-risk traffic stop" near Old bend-Redmond Highway. Deschutes County Deputies arrested 22-year-old Hawkens Hazelton on charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Pointing a Firearm at Another, Recklessly Endangering and Reckless Driving.