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Posted: August 4, 2011 5:01 p.m.

Police say Georgia businessman shot at family SUV

SAVANNAH (AP) - Police say a Savannah businessman is charged with firing gunshots from his Audi convertible into the sport-utility vehicle of a vacationing family traveling on Interstate 95.

Port Wentworth police say 53-year-old Thurman Lee Howard pulled up next to the SUV and squeezed off five shots into it. Three of the passengers inside were young children.

Detective Steven Holmes said Thursday the SUV's driver suffered minor injuries from flying glass when a bullet shattered a window, but otherwise no one was hurt.

Howard, co-owner of a local trucking company, was arrested Monday on charges including aggravated assault and cruelty to children. His attorney, Tom Withers, declined to comment.

Holmes said the suspect sped away after the July 25 shooting, but police tracked down his car using a partial tag number.

 

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