Man starts fight in front of 8-year-old son

Charles Gasque (Source: MBPD)
Charles Gasque (Source: MBPD)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A Longs man is facing charges after police say he started a fight in a fit of road rage, with his eight-year-old son in the car.

The arrest report indicates that 37-year-old Charles Winston Gasque was following two cars too closely on Highway 17 Bypass near Harrelson Boulevard Sunday, and when he was finally able to pass those cars, one of the drivers flipped him their middle finger.

Angered by the gesture, Gasque and the other driver pulled over to the side of the road and began arguing. The report states the other driver disclosed to Gasque that he was in possession of a gun, but not believing him, Gasque approached his car and the two men began to fight.

Family members attempted to break up the altercation and were assisted by a cab driver that pulled off the highway to help.

Gasque's eight-year-old child was in his vehicle at the time and witnessed the fight. Gasque was taken into custody and charged with reckless driving and cruelty to children.

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