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Man fires pistol near Route 22A

On June 24, at 12:20 p.m., Vermont State Police troopers were dispatched to the area of Route 22A and Mountain Road Extension in Addison for a road-rage incident.

Addison County 911 dispatcher advised troopers that a firearm had been brandished and subsequently discharged by an operator of a vehicle. No injuries were reported.

The complainant was willing to give a statement to state police.

The suspect, Edwin C. Gerlack, age 49, of Essex was taken into custody without incident.

Gerlack admitted to discharging the pistol in self defense but told troopers that he did not point or shoot it at Kristin Juliano of Burlington; Gerlack claimed he just discharged the weapon as a warning to her. No other details are available.

Gerlack was found to be under the influence of alcohol and had a BAC of .250 percent. The firearm was a .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol.

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