A Sterling man was arrested and charged with brandishing a firearm following a road rage incident in Ashburn April 25.
Daniel Cashan-Fallah, 23, was involved in a traffic incident near the intersection of Loudoun County Parkway and Route 7. During a heated exchange, the victim said Cashan-Fallah displayed a firearm while they were stopped at a traffic light, according to a release from the Loudoun County’s Sheriff Office.
Cashan-Fallah was later arrested and charged with brandishing a firearm and was released form the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on an unsecured bond.
There were more than 275,000 registered drivers in Loudoun County in 2015 and about 4,800 vehicle crashes, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. LCSO public information officer Kraig Troxell said the county gets several incidents a year of someone allegedly or actually brandishing a fire arm during an altercation on the road, but seldom does it escalate past that.
“Obviously there’s still concern when someone over the course of a traffic confrontation tries to pull out a weapon, and what that could elevate to,” Troxell said.