Porsche driver arrested for road rage assault

2014-07-29 15:14

A man who allegedly assaulted a driver during a road rage incident in Fourways, Johannesburg, has been arrested.

“He was brought into the police station by his legal representative and was arrested,” Warrant Officer Balan Muthan said today.

The man was released on bail and would appear in the Randburg Magistrates’ Court tomorrow charged with common assault.

The attack, on Witkoppen Road at about 3pm on Saturday, was recorded by an eyewitness and posted on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qtz22qabFb8

The video shows a passenger getting out of a Porsche and kicking the driver’s door of a VW Jetta.

When the Jetta driver rolls down the window, the other man starts to punch him. A struggle ensues and the man grabs what appears to be the Jetta’s keys and throws them away.

In an interview with broadcaster eNCA, the Jetta driver – who asked to remain anonymous for fear of victimisation – said he was punched in the face. He said he had opened a case of assault.

“I was driving behind him and he was cutting off people left, right and centre. So I went closer to see what kind of Porsche it was and the passenger threw a can out the window at me,” the man was quoted as saying.

“Then he threw another can, and it hit my car. So I hooted, flipped him the finger and asked what the hell he thought he was doing.

“He damaged my tracking device and stuffed up my side mirror. It all happened so fast I didn’t even have a chance to think,” the man said.

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