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Man tried to stop driver from leaving minor accident by shooting at vehicle, charges state

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SALT LAKE CITY — A Clinton man who told police he “overreacted” when he fired several rounds at a vehicle that was fleeing from a minor traffic accident now faces several felonies.

Terry Randolph Nolan, 58, was charged Tuesday in 2nd District Court with three counts of illegal discharge of a firearm, and obstructing justice, all third-degree felonies.

On Monday, Nolan was at a Maverik station at 2550 S. 1900 West in West Haven, Weber County, when another vehicle backed into his trailer, according to charging documents.

“Terry did not see much damage on his trailer, so he told the driver — who has not been identified — not to worry about it. The driver then pulled his vehicle back into the parking stall before attempting to back out again, this time hitting another vehicle that was parked next to him,” the charges state.

At that point, Nolan attempted to stop the vehicle from leaving the parking lot. But as the car continued to drive away, “Terry fired three shots toward the vehicle, which continued to leave. Terry then picked up his casings from the shots before leaving the scene himself. Terry admitted to what he did, stating he ‘overreacted,’” according to charging documents.

The incident was recorded by the gas station’s video surveillance cameras. Nolan was pulled over a short time later and arrested. Police were still searching Tuesday for the other driver.