ICE agent pleads not guilty in off-duty road rage incident

Posted at 4:44 PM, Jul 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-03 20:53:22-04

OTAY MESA, Calif. (KGTV) -- An off-duty ICE agent who reportedly pulled a gun on a motorist as they fought during a road rage incident in Otay Mesa pleaded not guilty Tuesday.

William Brickett, who was released from custody on $8,000 bail, plead not guilty to misdemeanor charges of battery and child endangerment.

Brickett was arrested on May 18 in connection with a run-in on Dennery Road near Palm Avenue and Interstate 805.

Police say Brickett and the other driver, identified as Ray Drayton, threatened each other while driving before getting out of their vehicles and fighting.

Authorities say Drayton saw that Brickett had a gun and tried to grab it so he could throw it aside, but Brickett reportedly pulled it out of his holster and pointed it at Drayton.

Brickett then backed away, identifying himself as an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent but was arrested when police arrived.

Brickett is facing a year in jail if convicted, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Drayton told 10News that Brickett sucker-punched him during the fight and that "This court system failed me. I don't see who can point a gun at anyone and not get charged with a felony."