Watch as Cops Arrest Priest in Corvette Accused of Armed Road Rage Encounter
William Rian Adams allegedly pointed a gun at another driver.
A priest behind the wheel of a Corvette was arrested last week after cops say he pointed a gun at a mother and son in a shocking road rage encounter.
Now, Florida authorities have released dashcam footage of the Episcopal clergyman William Rian Adams, 35, of Fletcher, N.C., as he was pulled over in the flashy sports car on July 6.
Florida State Troopers were dispatched when a driver called 911 to report a person driving a red Corvette on I-95 had aimed a gun in their direction and cursed at them while driving, according to cops.
In the dashcam footage, the Corvette driver is seen exiting the vehicle with his hands in the air. His passenger, who was identified in reports as Adams' wife, subsequently exits the car with her hands up.
With the camera rolling, Adams tells a trooper that he did not use the gun in a threatening way. However, the 911 caller had a different account.
"This guy in a red Corvette slammed his brakes in front of us and we pulled up to him and I said, 'What are you doing?' And he pointed a gun at me," the caller said. "It’s him and some girl in the car. And I just asked, I said, 'Why did you slam on the brakes?' And he cursed me and everything and then he just pulled this gun out."
The 911 operator then asked if the caller saw the Corvette driver's license plate.
"No, I couldn’t." the caller said. "He won’t let us get close to him. He’s just zoomin’ up the road."
Troopers stopped Father Adams a few miles later on the Florida Turnpike. Cops say they found a Glock handgun in his car, according to WPEC.
Adams reportedly told police the weapon was not loaded. He was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is now out on bond.
In a statement to InsideEdition.com, Adams' attorney, Brian Mallonee, said his client is innocent.
"After all is said and done, we are confident that Mr. Adams will be completely exonerated in this matter," he said.
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