Ex-Phoenix policeman gets probation in road-rage incident


A former Phoenix police officer who admitted pointing a gun at another driver during a road-rage incident has been sentenced to nine months of supervised probation.

Jeremy Sweet was sentenced Thursday after previously pleading guilty to one charge of disorderly conduct.

The 51-year-old Sweet was driving suspects in an unmarked prisoner-transport van in Phoenix last October.

He was accused of pulling a gun on a man who was driving a van full of Catholic missionaries on their way to church.

The driver told authorities both vehicles attempted to get around each other but Sweet cut him off, prompting him to honk his horn.

Both vehicles stopped before Sweet pulled out a gun and pointed it at the other driver.

The driver memorized the van's license plate number and called 911.

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