Waterville, Maine Taxi Driver Pulls Handgun on City Workers
The incident happened on Saturday in Waterville during the massive snowstorm that was pummeling Maine, according to the Kennebec Journal.
On Saturday evening at about 10 PM, Waterville Public Works had closed off portions of Water and King Streets in the city's south end as crews worked to clean up the roadways following a car crash.
Alfred Gervais, 63 of Waterville, was operating a cab that night in the same area when he came across the barricades that were being used to close off the roads. When Gervais came through the first time, he moved the barricades so he could drive his cab through. When he did it again, he was confronted by city employees and that's when the altercation occurred.
Deputy Chief Bonney told the Kennebec Journal,
“The second time he did it, he was confronted by public works not to do it. They had a confrontation and the cabdriver pulled a handgun from his holster and indicated a willingness to use that weapon.”
Gervais was later located by Waterville Police in the area of upper Main Street and was taken into custody. He then bailed out.
He has been charged with reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, a class C felony that is punishable by up to 5 years in prison. Gervais is expected to make his first court appearance on April 25th in Augusta.
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