Roebourne police assist with alleged road rage arrest
Roebourne police have helped with the arrest of a man after an alleged Perth road rage assault late last year.
A 29-year-old Singleton man who worked at a mining company near Roebourne on a flyin fly-out basis has been arrested in regard to an incident on the Kwinana Freeway in Success on October 17, 2015.
Roebourne police acting officer-in-charge Jerry Samoa said the man was not previously known to local police, but they had been asked to help find him.
“Mandurah Detectives were looking into it, but (West Pilbara) Detectives and ourselves went out to the mine site and brought him in,” he said.
The assault allegedly took place while the man and the victim were driving on the Kwinana Freeway.
The man allegedly swerved his Holden Astra towards the 56-year-old victim’s car as she merged lanes, yelled abuse and threw an item at her car.
When the two cars pulled over, he allegedly punched through the driver’s window, shattering the glass and striking the victim’s shoulder. She suffered minor scratches to her chin and forearms. The victim shot video footage of the incident on her mobile phone.
The man has been charged with assault occasioning bodily harm and criminal damage and will appear in the Fremantle Magistrates Court today.
Sgt Samoa said the station is asked to assist other WA Police forces “all the time” because of the high number of transient workers in the area.