A MAN is due to face court following an alleged road rage incident on the M4 Motorway last week.
About 5.45pm on Wednesday 23 September 2015, a silver Toyota Camry and a blue Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback were travelling west in heavy traffic on the M4 Motorway just past Homebush Bay Drive.
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Police will allege the drivers became involved in an altercation after the silver Camry braked suddenly to avoid a collision with another vehicle, which forced the Mitsubishi travelling behind to also brake suddenly.
The 20-year-old male driver of the Toyota allegedly got out of his vehicle and approached the 20-year-old male driver of the Mitsubishi.
Both drivers then became involved in a struggle in which the Toyota driver allegedly kicked and punched the driver of the Mitsubishi, before returning to his vehicle and driving off.
The alleged incident was also recorded on video by another driver and uploaded to social media.
Officers from Flemington Local Area Command were made aware of the incident and began investigations.
Following inquiries, the driver of the Toyota was spoken to and issued with a Future Court Attendance Notice for common assault.
He is expected to appear before Burwood Local Court on Tuesday 10 November 2015.
Commander of the state’s Traffic & Highway Patrol Command, Acting Assistant Commissioner Bob Ryan, said road users should be patient and apply courtesy on the roads especially in heavy traffic conditions.
“Road users should not get directly involved in any behaviour which puts themselves or other motorists at risk and should immediately report these matters to police,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Ryan said.
“Anyone driving in an aggravated, dangerous, furious, predatory or menacing manner can face fines up to $5500, unlimited periods of disqualification from driving, and in some more serious cases, imprisonment between seven and 10 years.
“The key for drivers, riders, cyclists, and pedestrians alike; is to be calm, courteous and take personal responsibility whilst on the roads.”