William Adams: Priest arrested in Martin County road rage incident

Xavier Trudeau
Juillet 9, 2017

Florida Highway Patrol says William Rian Adams, 35, was arrested Wednesday after being involved in a road rage incident in Palm City.

According to Florida Highway Police, the incident happened on a turnpike close to Palm City, where Adams, who is a priest at Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, North Carolina, "attempted to brake check" a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck that was reportedly too closely following his Chevrolet Corvette.

As reported by ABC News, the driver of the pickup then attempted to pass Adams' Corvette when the priest pointed a semi-automatic hand gun at their vehicle.

Adams told police that one of the occupants of the pick up truck, a 24-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman, rolled down a window, started screaming and threw a drink at his vehicle, according to the Palm Beach Post.

According to the Spartanburg Herald Journal, Adams also spent 10-years in the military as a chaplain before being injured in a helicopter crash that forced him to retire.

He was driving his red Corvette when he attempted to brake check a blue Chevrolet Silverado pick-up that was closely tailing his vehicle
He was driving his red Corvette when he attempted to brake check a blue Chevrolet Silverado pick-up that was closely tailing his vehicle

They remain unharmed and police have confiscated the gun, a Glock 22, and placed it into evidence.

Adams was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Troopers conducted a traffic stop and searched Adams' vehicle. The driver also stated that he pulled away from the Corvette and called cops, following the Corvette at a safe distance until police arrived on scene.

Adams listed his occupation as a priest at Calvary Church, and online records show that he has been the rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, just south of Asheville, since September 2016. He was booked into the Martin County Jail.

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