Driver assaulted in road rage attack

POLICE are seeking witnesses after a man jumped out of his car and punched a driver several times in Fyshwick yesterday morning. 

Around 8.35am at the intersection of Newcastle and Gladstone Street a man in a silver Mercedes Benz sedan got out of his car, walked to the driver’s side of a white Ford wagon and began punching the driver of the Ford.

After punching the man several times, the offender returned to his car and left the area.

The offender is described as being of Pacific Islander appearance, and about 30 years of age. He is between 5’6” to 5’10” tall with short dark hair. He was wearing dark-coloured shorts and a singlet.

He was the front passenger of the Mercedes, while the driver was a woman with blonde hair.

Acting Superintendent of Traffic Operations Rod Anderson has condemned the attack.

“Violence on our roads is inexcusable,” he says.

“We all need to share the road, and drive patiently with consideration for all road users. Violent conduct of any sort has no place on our roads, or in Canberra.”

Anyone who witnessed or recorded the incident should contact ACT Policing Operations on 131 444. Information can also be given to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via their website www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

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