How to protect yourself in a road rage incident

2 arrested in Tuscaloosa road rage incident

BROOKWOOD, AL (WBRC) - The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Department offered tips about how to protect yourself during a road rage incident following a shooting involving two drivers in Brookwood earlier this week.

That shooting involving two people happened Tuesday. Amy Spraberry faces charges of shooting into an occupied vehicle. Eric Brooks was charged with reckless endangerment.

If you’re in an accident you don’t have to get out of your car. Just sit in the car and wait if you feel the situation could escalate into something dangerous. You can call 911 for help and tell the operator where you are and what’s going on.

“If the situation does escalate and things start to go bad, dial 911. If you have to leave the scene, let the operator know what’s going on and then go to a location where you feel safe,” Deputy Jason Powell said.

The incident involving Spraberry and Brooks reportedly started after one of them cut off the other before words followed by gunfire were exchanged, according to investigators. No one was injured.

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