Recently, law enforcement saw a small spike in road rage shootings and made a few arrests while cracking down on aggressive driving on the highways.
Since the beginning of 2023, KPRC 2 reported at least 23 shootings on our roadways, where police mentioned road rage as “aggravating facts.”
Officials at HPD and with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office told KPRC 2 Investigates that there is no charge for road rage shootings. Typically, these calls are logged under an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon or homicide.
Then, under the “aggravating facts,” if a witness says it’s a road rage shooting, it will be listed there. This is similar to drive-by shootings.
HPD’s new Versaterm Public Safety System is expected to total $31.1 million.
They hope to have the system live by March of 2025, but will be utilizing it as they work out the kinks.