Dylan Sarwar was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 20 years in prison for a road rage incident in Cape Coral.
The defendant was sentenced to 15 years in prison for Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, the maximum sentence. He was sentenced to 5 years in prison followed by 5 years of probation for Leaving the Scene of a Crash Causing Serious Bodily Injury. The sentences are consecutive. He was given credit for time served, of 319 days in the Lee County Jail, for one count of Battery.
The crime happened in December 2022, at the intersection of Veteran’s Memorial Parkway and Country Club Boulevard. The defendant exited his vehicle at a traffic stop and approached another vehicle, with a female driver and male passenger. The defendant started cursing at the driver and then spit in her face. Her passenger then exited the vehicle, and the defendant punched him, knocking him out. After the victim fell to the ground, the defendant began kicking him.
The female victim got out of the vehicle to come to his aid. The defendant then got back in his vehicle and backed up, running over the male victim. Multiple 911 calls came in from witnesses at the scene and the Cape Coral Police Department quickly responded.
The defendant, a Collier County resident, fled the scene before police arrived and went home. Police were able to identify the defendant as the attacker and he was soon arrested.
Assistant State Attorney Christine Cummins prosecuted the case.
Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office