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Road rage trial dates set

WOODBRIDGE, Va. – Two men involved in a road rage incident that left 13 rounds fired at a dump truck on Interstate 95 in Woodbridge have been indicted.

The trial for Gabriel Poventud, 25, of 15192 Bannon Way in Woodbridge, begins Dec. 28. He is charged with attempted murder, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, shooting at an occupied vehicle and reckless handling of a firearm.

The second man charged in the road rage incident, James A. Bingham, 44, of 3713 Cordell Avenue in Woodbridge, will have his day in court Jan. 4. He faces charges of attempted murder and reckless driving.

Both men were charged in March, when Bringham, driving a Ford F-550 dump truck, tried to merge onto southbound I-95, near Va. 123, about 5 p.m.

Police said Bringham struck Poventud’s Jaguar several times, pinning it against a guardrail on the right shoulder and then against a concrete wall on the left shoulder, causing “significant damage,” acording to court documents.

Poventud, with his two-year daughter in the backseat, then got out of his car and fired 13 rounds from a handgun, police said. Twelve of the bullets hit the dump truck. No one was injured.

In court documents, police said several witnesses saw Bringham’s dump truck ram into Poventud’s Jaguar and then saw Poventud fire shots at the truck.

The road rage case gained national attention.

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