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UPDATE: Man pleads not guilty to assault charge

Lake Munmorah Road rage.

UPDATE: Man pleads not guilty to assault charge

UPDATE, August 28: 

A man who was one of three charged over a violent road rage incident at Lake Munmorah late last month has pleaded not guilty to an assault charge.

41 year old Clint Pollard briefly fronted Wyong local court today, after footage of him allegedly punching a woman on the intersection of the pacific highway and elizabeth bay drive on July 24 went viral.

He's been granted conditional bail to reappear in court in October, while the woman he punched, Bianca Sams, will face the same court next week charged with intentionally throwing objects at Pollard's vehicle prior to being hit.

 

JULY:

Police have now charged the woman involved in the now infamous road rage incident at Lake Munmorah on Monday afternoon.

Dash Cam footage of a 41 year old man punching her in the face at the intersection of the Pacific Highway and Elizabeth Drive led to a Tuggerah Lakes police investigation, which led to the man being charged with assault on Wednesday.

It’s since been learnt the woman threw nails out of her car at the man prior to the incident.

Earlier today, she attended Wyong police station, and was charged with malicious damage, being armed with intent to commit indictable offence, intentionally throw object at vehicle risk safety, part of body outside window – passenger and passenger seatbelt not fastened.

The woman will face Wyong local court on September 6th, a week after the man does.

 

UPDATE 2PM WEDNESDAY:

Police have charged a man who allegedly assaulted a woman in a road-rage incident on the Central Coast.

Two vehicles were travelling along the Pacific Highway, Lake Munmorah, just after midday on Monday 24 July 2017.

When the two vehicles stopped at the intersection of Pacific Highway and Elizabeth Bay Drive, a 41-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were involved in an argument, before the man allegedly punched the woman in the face.

After receiving mobile phone footage, officers attached to Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command commenced inquiries into the incident.

Following investigations, a man presented himself at Wyong Police Station at 9am today (Wednesday 26 July 2017), where he was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The man, from Windermere Park, was granted conditional bail and is due to appear at Wyong Local Court on Wednesday 30 August 2017.

 

UPDATE 12PM WEDNESDAY:

Tuggerah Lakes Police have confirmed they've spoken to the man allegedly involved in Monday's assault on a young woman at Lake Munmorah.

Channel 7 reports charges are expected to be laid.

It's after Dash Cam footage circulated, showing the alleged offender punching the 21 year old victim in the face.

She's spoken out overnight, admitting she threw nails at the man's car on the Pacific Highway after he was tailgating her, a friend and her baby.

 

UPDATE 10:30AM TUESDAY:

Tuggerah Lakes Police say the victim of a road-rage incident at Lake Munmorah yesterday is yet to make a formal statement.

Dash Cam footage shows a woman and a man get out of their cars at the intersection of Elizabeth Bay drive and the pacific highway around midday yesterday, and the man punch the woman in the face.

Chief Inspector Colin Lott says it was only this footage being uploaded to facebook the prompted the woman to come forward and say she was the victim.

"When the incident occurred, we did actually receive a phone call from someone who witnessed the assault, but at the time our witness was unable to obtain any registration number or further details," Ch Insp Lott told the Newsroom.

"So when Police attended, neither the victim nor the offender were present, and so having nothing to go on we could progress."

They're urging witnesses to contact Crime Stoppers.

 

EARLIER: A man has been caught on video - punching a woman in a road rage attack in Lake Munmorah yesterday.

It shows a man, getting out of his car at a set of lights on the Pacific Highway, he then approached the woman and punch her in the face before she got in her car and he returned to his.

The guy who took the footage claims, she had been throwing stuff out of her ute at the man's. Dwayne Pillidge then posted the video to the Dash Cam Owners Australia Facebook page overnight.

As for police they haven't received a formal complaint as yet but are reviewing the footage as inquiries continue.

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