LAKELAND, Fla. - The FHP arrested a driver and his passenger in a road rage incident for throwing bottles at another vehicle on I-4.
Late Wednesday night, dispatchers received a call from a driver who reported people inside another vehicle were throwing objects at her while both traveling westbound on I-4 in Polk County. The incident began in Lakeland near mile marker 33 and continued for another 11 miles to Plant City.
The female driver told dispatchers she heard a gun shot after glass bottles were thrown at her car.
Officers with Lakeland Police conducted a traffic stop of the suspect vehicle at mile marker 22 on I-4.
According to the arrest affidavit, officers found a bag of Ecstasy shoved under the driver's seat and a loaded semi-automatic gun under the cushion of the rear right seat.
Police also found a bag of marijuana hidden inside the driver's butt.
Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Jason Guaba arrived on scene and spoke to the alleged victims. He then interviewed the driver and two passengers inside the suspect vehicle. There was also an infant in the vehicle at the time of the incident.
After concluding his investigation Trooper Guaba arrested the driver, 23-year-old Nabil Subhai Hasan, and one of his passengers, 23-year-old Derrick Alan Innocent. Both men were taken to Orient Road Jail for booking.
Both Hasan and Innocent are facing four felonies charges: two counts of Throwing a Deadly Missile into an Occupied Vehicle, Felon in Possession of a Weapon, and Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Sell. They were also arrested for Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.