Man charged following driving incident in Penrith

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A man has been charged following an incident involving a car and a motorcycle at Penrith yesterday, NSW Police say.

Police will allege about 7.45am (Thursday 16 November 2017), a 29-year-old man was riding his motorcycle along Combewood Avenue.

A grey Mercedes sedan drove alongside him on the incorrect side of the road and then allegedly drove into the side of the motorcycle which caused the rider to fall to the ground.

The Mercedes driver stopped and then drove a short distance from the crash site before returning. He allegedly got out of the car and threatened the rider with a metal club lock, before driving off.

Officers from Penrith Local Area Command responded to the incident and a short time later attended a home on Woodman Street where they arrested a 35-year-old man.

He was taken to Penrith Police Station and charged with several offences including:

– Predatory driving;

– Stalking / intimidation;

– Assault occasioning actual bodily harm;

– Cause bodily harm by misconduct in charge of motor vehicle; and

– Affray

The man was refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court today (Friday 17 November 2017).

The rider did not require hospitalisation for his injuries.

Police believe the men were not known to each other and the incident was unprovoked.

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