Police reports: Chewing tobacco thrown from car in Justin Gilbert road rage incident
BRUNSWICK, Ohio — A can of chewing tobacco was thrown from the car of Cleveland Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert in a road rage incident that landed him in a ditch, according to police reports.
Police reports state that Gilbert crashed his car into a culvert on West 130th Street Friday because he was distracted by a car that had been following him on Interstate 71 southbound in Middleburg Heights.
Gilbert, who was in a Dodge Challenger, was cited for failing to maintain reasonable control. The driver of the car following Gilbert, David L. Bock, was issued a misdemeanor citation for disorderly conduct.
According to police reports, Bock told police the occupants of the Challenger threw a cup of chewing tobacco out the window, striking his windshield.
Bock then followed the Challenger on state Route 303 into Hinckley and then back toward Brunswick.
The Challenger eventually turned north onto West 130th Street and went off the side of the road into a ditch.
No one was injured.