Road rage: Man on bail

AC­CUSED AP­PEARS IN COURT

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

A FLY-IN, fly-out worker charged over a road-rage at­tack on the Kwinana Free­way in Suc­cess ap­peared in court last week.

Po­lice charged 29-year-old An­war Hauiti Ho­heepa Hau­tapu a day af­ter com­mu­ni­tynews.com.au aired footage of the in­ci­dent taken on the vic­tim’s mo­bile phone.

The Sin­gle­ton man ap­peared briefly in Fre­man­tle Mag­is­trates Court on Wed­nes­day morn­ing charged with as­sault oc­ca­sion­ing bod­ily harm and crim­i­nal dam­age.

He was bailed to ap­pear in court again on April 12.

Po­lice say Mr Hau­tapu was a pas­sen­ger in a black Holden Astra that was be­ing driven ag­gres­sively af­ter an in­ci­dent with an­other driver on the free­way on­ramp last Oc­to­ber.

Af­ter en­ter­ing the free­way, the Astra pulled up along­side a Ford Fi­esta be­ing driven by a 56-year-old woman.

Po­lice say Mr Hau­tapu leaned out the win­dow, yelled abuse at the woman and threw some­thing at her car.

Soon af­ter the man got out of the car and ap­proached the woman’s ve­hi­cle, shout­ing abuse and try­ing to open her driver’s door.

He is then al­leged to have punched the driver’s win­dow, shattering the glass and strik­ing the vic­tim on the right shoul­der caus­ing mi­nor scratches. Glass was spread through­out the vic­tim’s car.

The man then walked back to the Holden, which con­tin­ued south on the free­way.

Man­durah de­tec­tives, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Roe­bourne Po­lice, ar­rested him on March 1.

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