MINEOLA - Prosecutors today played a dramatic video of the interrogation of an Oceanside man in a deadly road rage trial.
Evan Potts, 23, is accused of running over Ian Sharrin in Long Beach in 2009.
In the video obtained by CBS 2, Potts says he was chased for miles and then boxed in by a Porsche driven by Ian Sharrin. According to Potts, Sharrin, who was 6 feet, 5 inches tall and weighed 250 pounds, got out of the car and physically threatened him.
The 23-year-old says in the video that he was "totally scared" and tried to "gun it" when he ran over Sharrin.
The prosecution says the video recorded just hours after the incident is proof Potts used his car as a weapon.
However, Potts' attorney, Stanley Kopilow, insists this is a case of self-defense.
"This was a kid who was terrified of a giant of a man, a guy who was on this day a bully," he says.
The trial is expected to last two to three more weeks. If convicted, Potts faces a maximum of five to 15 years in prison.