20 May 2024

Woman allegedly assaults, spits on fellow driver while she has kids in her car

| Albert McKnight
police car

Police have arrested a 31-year-old woman and accused her of a road rage offence. Photo: Claire Fenwicke.

A woman is accused of causing a road rage incident in which she allegedly assaulted another driver and dragged him from his car, all while she had several children inside her own vehicle.

The 31-year-old from Mawson was charged with assault and driving while suspended. She was scheduled to face the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday (20 May).

ACT Policing allege a man in a silver Mitsubishi Outlander was driving along Horse Park Drive in Amaroo when the female driver of a silver Ford Mondeo became agitated when he stopped at a red light around 10 am on Sunday (19 May).

The Ford overtook him, and then the woman behind the wheel allegedly started driving erratically, speeding up and slowing down while she was in front of him.

When the pair stopped at another set of traffic lights, the woman allegedly got out of her car and assaulted him, pulling him out of his vehicle while punching and spitting on him.

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She also allegedly took his car keys and threw them away before leaving the scene.

“After speaking with the victim and witnesses, police attended the woman’s residence and spoke to her before charging her with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and driving while suspended,” a police spokesperson said.

Police ask for anyone who witnessed the incident or the vehicle being driven around this time, or who may have dash-cam footage, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.  Quote 7752613.

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