Tuesday, 03 March 2020 01:02:41 PM
Police are taking action against a man alleged to have thrown a glass bottle at a truck during a road rage incident last week.
It will be alleged just before 11am on Tuesday 25 February 2020, a B-double truck was merging onto the Hume Highway southbound from Williamson Road at Ingleburn, when a man in the front passenger seat of a Subaru Impreza allegedly threw a can of drink at the truck, hitting its windscreen.
Officers became aware of vision circulating on social media of the dangerous display of behaviour.
Officers attached to the Traffic and Highway Command commenced inquiries and spoke with the truck driver. Within a week, police identified the 22-year-old passenger of the Impreza.
He was issued penalty notices for the offences of passenger not wear seatbelt ($344), and coast or throw thing onto road or into/onto a vehicle from anywhere ($780).
The truck did not sustain any damage and no action was taken against the driver of the Impreza.
Chief Inspector Philip Brooks from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command said this was just one example of the determination police have to track down those endangering the safety of others on the roads.
“This kind of reckless behaviour could have easily led to serious injury or worse. Police will continue to do everything in their power to keep the state’s roads safe and take action against those who threaten that safety”, Ch Insp Brooks said.