Roe­bourne po­lice as­sist with al­leged road rage ar­rest

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Perera ■

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.

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