Al­leged road rage men face court

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS - Kate Field­ing

The al­leged pas­sen­ger in a ter­ri­fy­ing road rage at­tack which was live-streamed on so­cial me­dia has tried to con­fess to the in­ci­dent.

The two men ac­cused of the road rage at­tack on Old Coast Road and For­rest High­way in Leschenault which in­cluded one man al­legedly hang­ing out of a mov­ing car and smash­ing an­other ve­hi­cle’s win­dow with a base­ball bat, ap­peared in Bun­bury Mag­is­trates Court on Thurs­day.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred on Septem­ber 30 when it was livestreamed to Face­book by the al­leged driver.

In court, the al­leged pas­sen­ger, Kale John Cal­le­gari, 20, of Aus­tralind, tried to rep­re­sent him­self and plead guilty to a string of charges, but both Mag­is­trate Evan Shack­le­ton and po­lice pros­e­cu­tor Sgt Rob­bie Fay strongly rec­om­mended he ob­tained le­gal ad­vice.

Mr Cal­le­gari is fac­ing one count each of be­ing armed in a way that may cause fear, crim­i­nal dam­age and be­ing a pas­sen­ger who failed to wear a seat­belt and who trav­elled with body parts pro­trud­ing from a ve­hi­cle.

Sgt Fay said it was a “high pro­file” case and he sug­gested Mr Cal­le­gari ob­tained le­gal ad­vice be­cause he was “very close” to a term of im­pris­on­ment.

Mr Cal­le­gari asked for his mat­ters to be stood down so he could speak to a lawyer.

He later reap­peared and duty lawyer Jeanette de Klerk re­quested a four-week ad­journ­ment for fur­ther le­gal ad­vice.

Mr Cal­le­gari’s bail was ex­tended to his next court ap­pear­ance on Novem­ber 8.

The al­leged driver, Sa­muel Josef King, 21, of Leschenault, also ap­peared in court where his lawyer Paul Chap­man re­quested an ad­journ­ment for le­gal ad­vice.

Mr King spoke only to say he un­der­stood his charges of be­ing armed in a way that may cause fear, crim­i­nal dam­age, reck­less driv­ing and us­ing a mo­bile phone while driv­ing.

Mr King’s bail was re­newed and his mat­ters were ad­journed un­til Novem­ber 1.

Both men re­fused to make com­ment out­side of court where awoman – be­lieved to be Mr Cal­le­gari’s mother – told me­dia “we just want to be left alone”.

Po­lice seized a red Holden util­ity and other items fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent.

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