Man threw salsa jar at victim in Tampa Bay area road-rage incident, troopers say

Jason Michael Drew

POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A 42-year-old man is charged with throwing a glass salsa jar at another vehicle in an alleged road-rage incident.

Jason Michael Drew was merging onto State Road 400 from Kathleen Road in a red 2000 Ford pickup, troopers said. The victim, who had a 9-year-old child in her vehicle, was also traveling in that direction.

Florida Highway Patrol photo
Florida Highway Patrol photo

“Drew felt the victim did not allow him to merge because she crossed a solid white line. Drew claimed the vehicle tried to run him off of the roadway,” troopers said.

The suspect then threw the empty glass jar at the victim and the child, hitting the passenger side of the victim’s vehicle, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Responding troopers found a box of empty salsa jars in Drew’s vehicle, officials said.

Drew is being held in the Polk County Jail on a bond of $5,500. He’s charged with throwing a deadly missile at an occupied vehicle and criminal mischief/property damage. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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