SALT LAKE CITY A Riverton man accused of pointing a handgun at a woman on Interstate 15 in Salt Lake County was acquitted by a jury.
Kyle Kirk Bake, 36, was found not guilty of a single count of aggravated assault, third- degree felony, following a trial in 3rd District Court. The charge stemmed from a Jan. 12, 2012 incident at about 600 North in the southbound lanes of the interstate.
A woman reported to the Utah Highway Patrol that a sports car began tailgating her and she sped up and changed lanes. The sports car sped up as well and got behind her vehicle to begin tailgating her again. The car then pulled alongside her vehicle and the man pointed a black and silver handgun at her, yelling "I'm going to shoot you," according to the charges.
The case went to a two-day trial in September and a jury acquitted Bake.