A road rage incident turned out poorly for a passenger when police discovered contraband in the car, according to officials with the Caledonia Police Department.
Faryal Umar, 20, of Racine, was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Monday with one count of carrying a concealed weapon and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. If convicted, he faces up to nearly three years in prison and $20,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On Sunday, a Caledonia police officer was in his squad car near Highway K and Golf Road, when a man approached him saying that someone driving a Honda Accord had tailgated him, cut him off and then passed him in a no-passing zone. The officer then went westbound on K to find the car, which he located turning north onto the east frontage road and onto northbound I-94, where he pulled the car over.
The officer found the owner of the car had a suspended driver’s license then talked with Umar, who also had a suspended license and two warrants pending for his arrest. When told about the other driver, Umar said the other man was the one doing the reckless driving.
The officer searched the car and found a pair of brass knuckles under the driver’s seat with dice and an eagle design on them. He also found 14 amphetamine pills in the center console.
Umar said the pills belonged to another woman and he had no idea who owns the brass knuckles. He said several people have been using the car while the owner is out of the country.
He will make his initial appearance in court Nov. 8.