Shots fired during road rage incident in Kaysville, police say

Oct 31, 2022, 5:05 PM | Updated: Nov 1, 2022, 6:44 pm

DAVIS COUNTY, Utah — A man is in custody after allegedly shooting at another car in a road rage incident on Interstate 15 Monday.

Utah Highway Patrol troopers said this chain of events could have led to serious injuries or even death.

“Honestly, I didn’t think my car got shot at first,” said Shailee Brimhall, the victim of the shooting.

Brimhall said she was just driving through Kaysville on I-15 when she came up on a slower SUV.

“(The SUV driver) was going significantly under the speed limit, so when the double yellow lines broke again, I passed him,” Brimhall explained.

It was the move that supposedly set off the other driver, who allegedly was right on her bumper.

“One of the times, I tapped on my brakes to let him know he needs to slow down,” Brimhall said. “And all of a sudden, he crossed the double white line in the HOV lane and sped up and (fired) five shots to my car.”

“They penetrated the window and shattered ’em,” explained UHP Sgt. Rick Shrader.

Investigators said after the woman pulled over and called 911, UHP troopers spotted the SUV, followed it to the Maverik on Parrish Lane in Centerville and confronted the people inside.

Police said the shooter had two children in the back seat.

“We’re hearing stories of flipping up debris, tailgating, brake-checking childish stuff,” Shrader said.

Troopers said although it turned out to be a high-powered pellet gun, it could have done some harm as it left three holes and shattered glass on Brimhall’s car.

“(Pellet guns) can definitely cause injury, and we just lucked out at this time,” Shrader said.

Brimhall is just grateful that nobody was hurt during this encounter.

“I have a 6-year-old, and if he would have been in the car, that’s his seat,” Brimhall said.

But it’s still an ordeal that’s left her in disbelief.

“It was just like, drive-by shooting,” Brimhall expressed.

In the affidavit, police found a black and brown pellet handgun along with multiple containers of marijuana. Police also found a grinder and a glass pipe with burnt residue in it.

The suspect, Travis Leroy Peterson, 51, has valid medical marijuana.

Peterson was booked into the Davis County Jail for two felony charges of aggravated assault, one felony charge of criminal mischief, a misdemeanor charge of use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and an infraction of cardholder smoking cannabis.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories


(FILE) Inside the new Utah State Prison located in Salt Lake City. (KSL-TV)...
Lauren Steinbrecher

Utah state prisons on lockdown after three assaults against officers

Two Utah state prison facilities were placed on lockdown Sunday evening after three corrections officers were injured in the last two weeks. 
1 day ago
Handcuffs in a jail cell FILE PHOTO (Ravell Call/Deseret News)...
Pat Reavy

7 arrested in drug trafficking investigation in Utah and Salt Lake counties

Utah County law enforcers served search warrants on four homes simultaneously last week, resulting in the arrests of seven people and the seizure of multiple pounds of meth and heroin.
1 day ago
Image of the scene where police witnessed a wrong-way driver crash in Salt Lake City (Salt Lake Cit...
Chandler Holt, KSL Newsradio

SLCPD officer witnesses wrong-way drunk driver crash into embankment

A Salt Lake City police officer witnessed the truck crossing the medium several times before losing control and crashing into an embankment Saturday night.
1 day ago
Edgardo Greco, a convicted murderer linked to Italy's most powerful organized crime group, the 'Ndr...
Barbie Nadeau

Mafia boss found working as pizza boss after 16 years on the run

The Italian anti-Mafia police have arrested another mobster on the run where he was working under the alias Paolo Dimitrio as a pizzaiolo -- or pizza chef.
2 days ago
(KSL TV)...
Michael Houck

Police: Man threatening neighbors with knife, leads officers in multi-agency chase

A man is in police custody after "waving" a knife around bystanders and fleeing from police Friday evening.
2 days ago
Charles Alires, 34, was stabbed to death Thursday afternoon on Main Street in Salt Lake City. (KSL...
Brooke Williams

UPDATE: two SLC stabbing suspects in custody, police say

Police are asking the public for help in the search for a second suspect in a fatal stabbing.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

vintage photo of lighting showroom featuring chandeliers, lamps, wall lights and mirrors...
Lighting Design

History of Lighting Design | Over 25 Years of Providing Utah With the Latest Trends and Styles

Read about the history of Lighting Design, a family-owned and operated business that paved the way for the lighting industry in Utah.
Fiber Optical cables connected to an optic ports and Network cables connected to ethernet ports...
Brian Huston, CE and Anthony Perkins, BICSI

Why Every Business Needs a Structured Cabling System

A structured cabling system benefits businesses by giving you faster processing speeds and making your network more efficient and reliable.
notebook with password notes highlighted...
PC Laptops

How to Create Strong Passwords You Can Actually Remember

Learn how you can create strong passwords that are actually easy to remember! In a short time you can create new ones in seconds.
house with for rent sign posted...
Chase Harrington, president and COO of Entrata

Top 5 Reasons You May Want to Consider Apartment Life Over Owning a Home

There are many benefits of renting that can be overshadowed by the allure of buying a home. Here are five reasons why renting might be right for you.
Festive kitchen in Christmas decorations. Christmas dining room....
Lighting Design

6 Holiday Decor Trends to Try in 2022

We've rounded out the top 6 holiday decor trends for 2022 so you can be ahead of the game before you start shopping. 
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to Choose What MBA Program is Right for You: Take this Quiz Before You Apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Shots fired during road rage incident in Kaysville, police say