Mississippi man charged after video shows him shooting gun while driving

Published 5:50 am Wednesday, January 29, 2020

A Mississippi man who police believe is shown on video firing four rounds from a pistol while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle has been charged with a misdemeanor.

Joseph Gage Smith, 18, was arrested Monday by the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office, WAPT-TV reported.

A six-second video of the gunfire was shared more than 1,000 times on social media, according to the television station.

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Deputies believe the video was recorded within the last several weeks.

Smith has been charged with shooting across a highway, which is a misdemeanor.

He was booked in jail on a $400 bond.

It’s unclear whether he had an attorney who could speak for him.