Traffic controller bashed with road work sign by irate driver

A DRIVER has been charged after allegedly bashing a traffic controller with a road work sign in the middle of the night in Brisbane’s southeast.

It happened as the driver was passing through a road work zone on Mount Gravatt – Capalaba Road in Chandler, in the city’s southeast, about 11.25pm on Wednesday, December 12.

Police said the worker was controlling traffic when he flagged down a car that was allegedly speeding.


That’s when it’s alleged the driver jumped out of the car and began savagely bashing the controller on the side of the road, belting the worker with his own road work sign and lighting baton.

The driver then allegedly stole the 50-year-old man’s wallet and phone before driving off.

The victim was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital with lacerations and bruising to his face.

His alleged attacker, a 25-year-old man, was arrested and has since bee charged with a list of offences, including two counts each of assault occasioning bodily harm and possession of dangerous drugs.

He was also charged with one count of driving without a licence.

The 25-year-old was due to appear in Cleveland Magistrates Court today.

Investigations into the incident are continuing.

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