Police arrest two after Bolivar assault, South Australia

Two men have been arrested following a road rage incident in the northern suburbs.

Police will allege that just before 5pm today (Sunday 16 May), patrols were called to the North-South Motorway at Bolivar, after reports that two men and a woman had been assaulted by two men who were travelling in a white Toyota Hiace van.

The two male suspects had tailgated the victims’ car (a Ford sedan) starting near the Curtis Road intersection of the Northern Expressway at Munno Para West, following the learner driver and his two passengers in a southerly direction along the Expressway and then the North-South Motorway.

The two vehicles stopped near the Bolivar exit of the Motorway and the two suspects assaulted the trio, before fleeing the scene.

The learner driver, a 19-year-old Peterborough man was taken to hospital for treatment of head injuries, after he was hit over the head with an unknown weapon. His injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.

The other man and woman were not seriously injured and were treated at the scene by paramedics.

Further investigations led police to a Mitchell Park house, where they arrested a 23-year-old man and a 49-year-old man. Both men have been charged with affray, and three counts of aggravated assault. Both were bailed to appear at the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on 29 June.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the dangerous driving or assault to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au

Anyone who may have captured the incident on dashcam footage is also urged to contact police.

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