Road rage accused fails to arrive in court

2014-07-30 11:03
(YouTube)

(YouTube)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Video

Watch as Porsche passenger assaults fellow motorist

2014-07-28 13:35

This shocking incident of road rage was captured in Johannesburg. Watch as a Porsche passenger causes damage to the fellow motorist's car, before assaulting the driver.WATCH

Johannesburg - A warrant of arrest was issued on Wednesday for a man accused of a road rage assault in Fourways, Johannesburg, when he failed to arrive at court.

He was due to appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court. The magistrate ordered his immediate arrest and that he forfeit his bail.

The attack happened on Witkoppen Road around 15:00 on Saturday and was recorded by an eyewitness and posted on YouTube.

The video shows a passenger getting out of a Porsche and kicking at a VW Polo on the driver's side. When the Polo driver rolls down the window the man starts to punch him. A struggle ensues and the man grabs what appear to be the Polo's keys and throws them away.

In an interview with broadcaster eNCA, the driver of the Polo - who asked to remain anonymous for fear of victimisation - said he was punched in the face and 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 a 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.

Update: The man later arrived in court, making a brief appearance shortly after 11:00. The warrant of arrest issued earlier in the morning was cancelled and bail was reinstated.

His lawyer apologised for not being in court earlier, saying they had been consulting.

The matter was postponed to 21 August for further investigation.

- SAPA
Read more on:    johannesburg  |  crime  |  road rage
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
63 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

40% off top appliances!

Save 40% on the top 10 appliances on kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

Save 20% on Camping gear!

Buy 4 camping items and save 20%. While stocks last. Shop now!

Fifty Shades of Grey!

This great read will captivate you from cover to cover and leave you itching for more. Get your copy now!

20% off braai items!

Save 20% when you buy 2 braai items. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Pampers!

Save 30% when you buy 3 or more selected pampers products. While stocks last. Shop now!

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a strong focus on sharing the optimistic energy with your loved one. You are in the mood to go large and impress your...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.