Woman charged after road rage incident in Newcastle


A woman has been charged following an alleged road-rage incident in Newcastle earlier today.

At about 6.20am (Friday 13 November), officers from Newcastle City Police District were called to Hunter Street, Newcastle, following reports a pedestrian had been hit and several vehicles had been damaged by a white Ford utility.

Police will allege in court a 29-year-old woman and a 55-year-old man had been involved in an earlier argument nearby before the man left in a golden Holden Barina.

It’s further alleged the Ford utility rammed the Holden several times in surrounding streets before hitting the man on Hunter Street and fleeing the scene.

He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment for a minor arm injury.

No one else was injured during the incident.

The Ford utility was located abandoned on King Street and it has been seized for forensic examination.

Following extensive inquiries, officers from the Newcastle City Proactive Crime Team attended licensed premises on Hunter Street and arrested a 29-year-old woman.

She was taken to Newcastle Police Station and charged with use of an offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, not give particulars to other driver and possess prohibited drug.

The Newcastle woman has been refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court later today (Friday 13 November).

As police continue their inquiries, officers are urging anyone who may have dashcam or mobile phone footage of the incident to contact police.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via its online reporting page. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.