A follow-up on a story we first brought you late last month. A 36-year-old Hartland, Vermont man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of flashing a handgun at a passing motorist while waiting with his son at the bus stop. Benjamin Walker entered his plead at the Windsor Superior Court in White River Junction, on three misdemeanor charges of reckless endangerment, giving false information to a law enforcement officer and aggravated disorderly conduct.
Walker was arrested September 22 after an incident the previous morning in which the driver of a passing vehicle alleged the man pointed a handgun at him as he drove by.
According to court documents, Walker first told officers he pointed his finger at the driver, but then changed his story in saying he showed his holstered gun to the driver but didn’t point it.
Walker – who is due back in court January 6th for a probable-cause hearing – told the Valley News yesterday, though, that he did flash his handgun, but in self defense after a car swerved at him.