Police: Man tries to start a duel after Cleveland-area road rage incident

William Keener (CREDIT: Westlake Police)

WESTLAKE, Ohio (AP) – Police say a 67-year-old man tried to provoke a gun duel during a road rage incident in an upscale Cleveland suburb.

A statement from Westlake police says William Keener of Westlake deliberately crashed his car several times Tuesday into a vehicle driven by a 64-year-old Westlake woman. Her 71-year-old husband was in the front passenger seat.

According to police, Keener threatened to kill the couple after both vehicles pulled off the road. Police say the 71-year-old man warned Keener he had a concealed carry permit and picked up a holstered gun, prompting Keener to pull a gun from his waistband and dare the other man to draw.

Five Westlake police officers soon arrived and arrested Keener, who is free on bond. He was arrested on two counts of felonious assault, two counts of aggravated menacing, two counts of possession of criminal tools and criminal mischief according to WKYC. 

Court records don’t indicate if Keener has an attorney.

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