The Indiana doctor accused in a Madison County road rage incident pleaded not guilty to a charge of wanton endangerment at an arraignment Thursday in Madison Circuit Court.
Perrin Dobyns, 51, of Corydon, Ind., is accused of pointing a BB gun at another vehicle on the interstate in September.
The driver of the other vehicle, David Kollar, reported to the Kentucky State Police that he saw the car driven by Dobyns pass another vehicle in the emergency lane and then drive recklessly in what appeared to be an attempt to run that vehicle off the road.
Kollar used his smartphone to shoot video of Dobyns’ car, and when he pulled up beside Dobyns, the doctor can be seen pointing what appeared to be a handgun through the passenger window at Kollar.
Kollar told police he believed Dobyns shot at him, but the KSP investigators were unable to confirm that.
The KSP used the information that Kollar provided to identify Dobyns and charge him with first-degree wanton endangerment. The charge is a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison.
Dobyns was taken into custody at the Branchville Correctional Facility in Indiana where he worked as a doctor. His medical license was suspended for 90 days in October as a result of his arrest.
Dobyns also was placed on probation in 2009 by the Indiana Medical Licensing Board because of chemical dependency while he was working at another medical practice, according to information provided by the Herald Bulletin newspaper in Anderson, Ind.
Dobyns is scheduled to appear in court for a pretrial hearing at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 9. Dobyns is represented by attorney Jim Baechtold, and he has been released from jail on bond.
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