Sashay S. Pirant, 37, of Rantoul, Illinois, was arrested at 10:59 a.m. Tuesday near Lincoln Avenue and Iowa Street, Urbana, for unlawful use of a weapon, disorderly conduct and aggravated assault. Police initially were called by a witness who said Pirant displayed a handgun from the driver’s seat of a moving vehicle in a road rage incident that occurred on Kirby Avenue between Neil and Fourth streets, Champaign. Police found Pirant’s vehicle within a few minutes in Urbana after examining records from a nearby automated license plate reader.
Please note: Those arrested are presumed innocent until proved guilty, and formal charges may change as cases are adjudicated. For more information about the incidents listed here, please contact the U. of I. Police Department at 217-333-1216 or .