Bout of road rage lands Beaumont man behind bars


The allegedly intoxicated driver hit two cars and a mud pile before further expressing himself by firing multiple shots into the ground with a handgun.

  • Ryan Rogers, 26, of Beaumont.
    Ryan Rogers, 26, of Beaumont.

After allegedly ramming the back of multiple cars, crashing into a mud pile and firing several rounds into the ground, a 26-year-old Beaumont man was arrested just before 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, according to a news release.

Ryan Lowell Rogers was arrested and booked into the Jefferson County Correctional Facility on a count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with a motor vehicle and driving while intoxicated.

Police arrested Rogers after multiple calls in reference to a “rolling disturbance,” more popularly known as road rage. The first call came around 6:45 a.m., with the caller claiming a black Dodge Ram struck his vehicle multiple times and tried to force him off the road near West Cardinal and 4th Street. 

Minutes later, BPD received a second call in reference to a hit and run that occurred in the 7900 block of Eastex, involving the same suspected vehicle. The second caller followed the suspect vehicle and observed it leave the roadway and strike a mud pile in the 4900 block of Plant Road. As the caller went to check on Rogers, the suspect fired several rounds from a handgun into the ground. 

The caller contacted police again and left the area, according to the release, that’s when Rogers began firing additional rounds at the caller’s vehicle. Officers eventually arrived on scene and arrested Rogers.