Young man charged following violent road rage incident

A 21-year-old man has been charged following a road-rage incident on the M4.

Around 9.30pm Wednesday 30 September 2015, a 28-year-old man was driving his Toyota 86 Coupe in the westbound lanes of the M4 at Granville.

Shortly before the James Ruse Drive exit, a black Ford Ranger allegedly started to tailgate the Toyota.


The 28-year-old man changed lanes to allow the Ford to pass. A short distance down the road, with both vehicles travelling side-by-side, the 28-year-old heard a loud bang come from the side of his car.

The Ford allegedly pulled in front of the Toyota and its driver applied the brakes, prompting the Toyota driver to do the same.

With both cars stopped on the M4, the driver of the Ford allegedly got out of his vehicle and punched the driver’s side window of the Toyota, as the 28-year-old wound it down. The Ford driver then allegedly grabbed the 28-year-old by the collar and punched him in the face, before getting back into his vehicle and leaving the scene.

The 28-year-old recorded the number plate of the Ford before reporting the matter to police.

Officers from the Rosehill Local Area Command made inquiries into the matter and around 3pm yesterday (Thursday 1 October 2015) they attended a home in Sadleir where they arrested a 21-year-old man.

He was taken to Green Valley Police Station and charged with:

– Common assault;

– Damage property; and,

– Menacing driving.

Granted bail, the 21-year-old man is scheduled to appear before Parramatta Local Court on 11 November 2015.