A busy interstate 81 and according to Destinee and Daniel, at least one driver wasn't getting where he wanted to go. "At one point he went to the right lane and came right back over behind us," Daniel said.
Driving sixty, the posted speed limit, in the left lane, Destinee says another car tailed her. "I looked behind me and he had a gun pointed over the steering wheel," she said. "At that point I just panicked."
Destinee panicked and hit the brakes. The volkswagen she says tailed her, had now hit her.
The driver got out and knocked on her window, only Destinee says he knocked with the barrel of a gun and said he was a cop. She was already on the phone with 911. "He said I'm a police officer. I said a police officer just rear ended me, I think, I thought that seemed to make him mad."
Both teens say the out of state cop became more frustrated. "He said I could shoot you right now if I wanted."
Roanoke County police have the recorded 911 call for evidence, they're not releasing it.
The suspect, Eric Cmeyla, a 41-year-old Greenville, South Carolina police officer in training was released. He's charged with two counts of brandishing a firearm. He joined the department less than six months ago and spent just under six years with DC police before then. He's on 5-days paid suspension.
Cmeyla was released on a personal recognizance bond and will return to Roanoke County for a court appearance February 15th.
Post by shawn garst on Mar 3, 2007 23:18:10 GMT -5
ill tell you this cop is a real pice of work that is my brother that he pulled that gun on and i can tell you that my brother is a really great guy . as for the cop he never came to court his lawyer came for him i hope he get convicted and loses his job and can never be a cop agian firstname.lastname@example.org