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Bayton road rage driver to spend Christmas behind bars

Amanda Downs was allegedly photographed pointing a 'gun' at another driver
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  • Amanda Downs was allegedly photographed pointing a 'gun' at another driver
  • That photo was taken on August 2; police recalled an identical incident from July
  • Downs appeared in court on Tuesday and was denied bond over the incidents
  • According to police, Downs was using a folding knife shaped like a gun
  • She was arrested & charged in Aug with aggravated assault with deadly weapon

By Valerie Edwards For Dailymail.com

Published: 11:03 EST, 20 December 2017 | Updated: 11:08 EST, 20 December 2017

Amanda Downs, 25, was arrested in August and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with two road rage incidents

Amanda Downs, 25, was arrested in August and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with two road rage incidents

A Texas road rage driver will be spending Christmas and New Years behind bars after she was denied bond for allegedly waving a 'gun' at other drivers.

Amanda Downs, 25, of Baytown, was arrested in August and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with two road rage incidents.

Downs appeared in court on Tuesday and was denied bond.

She's due back in court on January 3.

Downs was charged with the two separate road rage incidents after police were given a photo of her apparently brandishing a gun at another driver.

The first incident occurred in July when she allegedly threatened other drivers with the weapon.

Then on August 2, Downs was driving down State Highway 225 when a driver took a picture of her waving what appeared to be a gun out of the window of her red Silverado pickup, La Porte Police Department said in a statement.

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Downs (center) appeared in court on Tuesday and was denied bond. She's due back in court on January 3Downs (center) appeared in court on Tuesday and was denied bond. She's due back in court on January 3

Downs (center) appeared in court on Tuesday and was denied bond. She's due back in court on January 3

Downs (pictured) was charged with the two separate road rage incidents after police were given a photo of her apparently brandishing a gun at another driver on August 2Downs (pictured) was charged with the two separate road rage incidents after police were given a photo of her apparently brandishing a gun at another driver on August 2

Downs (pictured) was charged with the two separate road rage incidents after police were given a photo of her apparently brandishing a gun at another driver on August 2

That incident involved Ben McNeil and his son Jacob who were on their way to work when a woman in a red pickup truck pointed what appeared to be a handgun at them.

His son caught the incident on a cellphone.

'She was right on our bumper, she was going left and right and we started filming,' Ben McNeil told KPRC 2.

'She came around, she pointed the gun out the window and then break-checked us. So I dodged to the right to go around her and then she tried to pass us again.'

'We weren't going to chase her down, once we had the video we just went to call the cops,' Jacob McNeil told the station.

Downs confessed to both incidents, police said, and handed over what appeared to be a gun but turned out to be a 'large folding knife' shaped like a firearmDowns confessed to both incidents, police said, and handed over what appeared to be a gun but turned out to be a 'large folding knife' shaped like a firearm

Downs confessed to both incidents, police said, and handed over what appeared to be a gun but turned out to be a 'large folding knife' shaped like a firearm

After being given the photo, 'the LPPD Criminal Investigations Division recognized the case was nearly identical to a previously reported case and immediately went to work,' police said.

Detectives canvased the area for two days, eventually finding Downs and her pickup in an industrial estate.

Downs confessed to both incidents, police said, and handed over what appeared to be a gun but turned out to be a 'large folding knife' shaped like a firearm.

Harris County District Attorney's Office has charged her with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

'The La Porte Police Department wants to remind the motoring public that Road Rage can quickly escalate to the point where a person is seriously injured or killed,' a police statement said.

'If you are a victim of Road Rage, call 911 and immediately begin driving toward the nearest police station or public place,' police added.

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