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Monroeville man charged after allegedly pointing gun at man he hit on I-76

Dillon Carr
| Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Police lights.File photo
Police lights.File photo

A Monroeville man will face a judge for allegedly pointing a gun at another driver after a traffic incident along I-76.

Donald B. Wilcox, 72, faces nine charges stemming from the incident occurring on the highway in Monroeville.

“While using his cellular phone Wilcox’s vehicle drifted into the left lane occupied by the victim,” said state Trooper Heath Waszo in a complaint filed with Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey Herbst Sept. 4.

Waszo identified the other driver as Mohamed Ewida. He said Wilcox hit Ewida’s car, which caused Ewida to try to get Wilcox to pull over.

“Wilcox then pointed a handgun at Ewida while both their vehicles were still in motion,” Waszo said.

Waszo said Ewida sped up to avoid any confrontation, which ignited a chase. Wilcox tried to hit Ewida’s car twice until Ewida exited and waited at a toll booth’s parking lot for police to arrive.

Wilcox exited the interchange and fled the scene “without exchanging information or reporting the accident to a law enforcement officer,” Waszo said.

Wilcox was charged with simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, failing to report the accident and other charges related to careless driving.

Wilcox awaits a preliminary hearing with Herbst on Oct. 29.

Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Dillon at 412-871-2325, dcarr@tribweb.com or via Twitter @dillonswriting.

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