FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – The driver accused of stabbing a man during a road rage incident in Deerfield Beach surrendered Thursday.READ MORE: South Florida Playing Pivotal Role In Transformation Of Psychedelics As Mainstream Medicine
Peter Whyte, 42, is in the Broward jail, charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and criminal mischief
According to Florida Highway Patrol, Whyte turned himself in at the BSO substation in Deerfield Beach.
“When our investigators tried to speak with him he asked for an attorney,” said FHP Sgt. Mark Wysocky.
The stabbing victim, 22-year-old Nolan Goad, told investigators that the road rage began on SW 10th Street between Dixie Highway and I-95.READ MORE: Parkland parents furious following Texas elementary school shooting: ‘They failed our kids again’
Goad said his girlfriend, Tawny Grogin who was driving their red Chevy, honked her horn at Whyte who became very angry.
When she drove onto I-95 and she realized he was following her.
She decided to pull over, hoping he would keep going but instead he pulled over behind her, got out of the car and walked to her vehicle.
“At some point the subject got out and tried to hit their car,” said Wysocky.
Goad decided to get out and a physical altercation ensued. At some point in the fight, Whyte pulled a knife and stabbed Goad, according to a witness statement given to the FHP. Whyte reportedly then got back in his car and drove off.MORE NEWS: Environmental advocates who say Biscayne Bay is dying to gather Wednesday to find solutions
Goad was treated and released with minor injuries.