Prosecutors dropped charges against a Livingston man that accused him of waving a gun at a driver on Interstate 90.

Gallatin County Deputy Attorney Bjorn Boyer asked in November that a felony assault with a weapon charge against Greg Taxiera be dismissed.

In his request, Boyer said the victim in the case did not articulate “reasonable apprehension of serious bodily injury.” He said that law enforcement also failed to clearly ask the victim if he or she was scared that Taxiera would have injured him by using the gun.

In November, a man reported Taxiera waved a gun at him on the interstate near Trail Creek Road, according to charging documents.

Bozeman officers found and handcuffed Taxiera near Seventh Avenue.

Taxiera told officers while holding his gun, he had flipped off a man driving a box truck that had tried to run him off the road, court documents said. Taxiera also said he had been “indicating to him, ‘If you’re going to use your truck as a weapon, I’m more than happy to defend myself.’”

The driver of the box truck told officers that Taxiera pulled in front of him, causing him to slam on his brakes to avoid hitting Taxiera. After passing the box truck, the man said, Taxiera rolled down his window and pointed the gun at him, court documents said.

Freddy Monares can be reached at fmonares@dailychronicle.com or at 406-582-2630.

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