Police release ID of man accused of pointing gun during road rage incident


by WHAS11


Posted on July 18, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Updated Saturday, Jul 19 at 8:36 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Police have released the identity of the man accused of brandishing a gun during a road rage incident on Interstate 65 on July 15.

The man was identified as 26-year-old Donald P. Eldridge, of Louisville.

The Jeffersonville Police Department was notified by the  Indiana State Police that Eldridge was suspected of brandishing a firearm in a road rage incident on Interstate 65 on July 15.

An on-duty patrol officer observed the described vehicle a short time late on Charlestown Pike.

Police said, The officer followed Eldridge as he pulled into a driveway and exited his vehicle. The officer asked Eldridge to stop but the order was ignored and Eldridge fled on foot into wooded area.

Jeffersonville Police and Indiana State Police established a perimeter and Eldridge was apprehended by a Jeffersonville Police Department K9.

Eldridge was taken to University of Louisville for treatment, according to police.

Police said the vehicle Eldridge was driving, a 2013 Kia Optima was towed to a police warehouse.  According to police, a search warrant was obtained and the search of the vehicle yielded: 1 loaded 9 mm handgun, 12 lbs. 8 oz. of Marijuana packaged for distribution, 35.6 grams of Methamphetamine, 300 hydrocodone pills and 2 scales.

After Eldridge was treated at UofL Hospital,  he was transported to the Clark County Jail and he is charged with dealing in methamphetamine over 10 grams, possession of methamphetamine, possession of firearm serious violent felon, dealing in marijuana over 10 lbs., resisting law enforcement and possession of marijuana.

Eldridge’s bond is set at $100,000.