Man arrested after road rage incident

ACT Policing has arrested a 20-year-old Watson man following an incident outside the War Memorial, Campbell yesterday (Wednesday, November 5).

About 4.30pm, the offender driving a white ute collided with another vehicle, which was driven by a 79 year-old man. The elderly man has attempted to talk to the driver of the ute, a minor altercation ensued and the driver of the ute left the scene dragging the man approximately 30 metres from Anzac Parade to Limestone Avenue.

The elderly man sustained a large number of abrasions and was taken to Calvary Hospital by ACT Ambulance Services.

Members of City Patrol identified the driver of the ute a short time later and he was arrested before being taken to the ACT Watch House. The Watson man was charged with aggravated/furious/dangerous driving and will face the ACT Magistrates Court on November 19. 

Police are urging anyone who witnessed the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crimes Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously.