Former Florida Deputy Convicted Of Pointing Gun In Road Rage

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ST. PETERSBURG (CBSMiami/AP) — Road rage is a serious problem and even law enforcement officers aren’t immune to feeling the effects of getting angry while driving.

A former Florida sheriff’s deputy has been convicted of improper display of a gun following a February road rage incident involving a parking space.

Former Pinellas County deputy Sheila Langlais will spend nearly a year in jail for two misdemeanor convictions. Langlais had faced felony charges, but jurors cleared her on those.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that Langlais and the occupants of another vehicle began arguing after both tried to pull into an apartment complex parking space.

Evidence showed that Langlais grabbed her gun and pointed it at the passenger of the other car with both her hands before driving away.

Langlais’ attorney argued that she was relying on law enforcement training.

Langlais resigned from the sheriff’s office during the investigation.

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