A man has been charged after allegedly trying to run down a group of cyclists in a road rage incident in Sydney’s south.
An argument broke out after the 50-year-old man allegedly almost hit a group of about 20 cyclists on General Holmes Drive in Brighton-Le-Sands shortly before 6 am AEDT yesterday as he drove out of a service station, police said.
The man then allegedly drove up behind the group and across three lanes of traffic, narrowly missing the lead cyclist.
The Rockdale man will face Downing Centre Local Court on March 17 charged with dangerous and negligent driving.
Chris Sutton, a champion Australian cyclist riding professionally in France, and an off-duty police officer were believed to have been among the group from the St George Cycling Club.
So he not only tries to attack twenty people at once, but picks on a professional racer and police officer! I guess for once the cyclist will have a few witnesses. Shame about the number of times its one-on-one and the police then refuse to take any action.