A man has been arrested in a Saturday shooting on Interstate 10 that New Orleans police chalked up to road rage.

Richard Davis, 23, was booked Monday on counts of aggravated battery, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, illegally carrying a weapon with a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police believe Davis shot at another driver near the Franklin Avenue exit from I-10 because the victim honked at him when he cut off the victim’s car. Police said Davis then pulled up next to the car of the victim, 40, and started shooting, striking him in the foot.

Davis told police that the victim was driving erratically and that he shot in self-defense.

“He shot at someone on I-10?” Magistrate Harry Cantrell asked during a bail hearing Tuesday morning.

“In fear for his life, your honor,” replied his attorney, James Dixon.

The defense lawyer questioned the Police Department’s basis for arresting Davis inside a friend’s house where he was staying, but Cantrell found probable cause and set Davis’ bail at $35,000.