Police charge man over road rage assault

A man was arrested at Salisbury East yesterday during an investigation into a recent road rage assault.

It will be alleged about 12.30pm on Friday 10 March, the victim was threatened by a man who had been driving erratically on Smart Road and McIntyre Road, Modbury. When both cars stopped in Para Hills, the suspect, who was armed with an axe, threatened to assault the victim.

On Wednesday morning, 15 March, Serious and Organised Crime Branch officers conducted a search of a Salisbury East home, allegedly locating a .25 calibre handgun, ammunition and two gel blasters. An axe was also seized from his vehicle.

A 23-year-old Salisbury East man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, driving disqualified, three counts possess a firearm without a licence and insecure ammunition. He was bailed to appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on 26 April.

A 29-year-old woman who resides at the address was reported for three counts of possess a firearm without a licence and insecure ammunition and will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.

Detective Chief Inspector David Huddy, Serious and Organised Crime Branch said, “The possession of illegal firearms and other weapons by anyone in the community is a serious concern, especially by anyone allegedly engaging in such erratic and violent behaviour.”

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has dashcam footage that may assist is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au

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