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I-77 toll lanes worker accused of pulling out gun while arguing with co-worker

Traffic heads north on I-77 as toll lanes construction continued at exit 23 in Huntersville in May 2016.
Traffic heads north on I-77 as toll lanes construction continued at exit 23 in Huntersville in May 2016. jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

A worker on the Interstate 77 toll lanes project is accused of pulling out a gun while arguing with a co-worker, media outlets reported on Tuesday.

William Lee Power, 24, of Statesville was arrested on Monday after Mooresville police responded to the scene and found a gun in a bag in Power’s pickup truck, Observer news partner WBTV reported. Power didn’t have a concealed carry permit for the gun, according to the station.

William Lee Power
William Lee Power WBTV

The gun was never pointed at the victim, police told WBTV.

Power is now banned from the construction site, WSOC-TV reported.

I-77 Mobility Partners, a limited liability company of Spain-based Cintra, is building 26 miles of toll, or “express” lanes from Charlotte to Mooresville.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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