[1996-12-14 Sat] — Verbal abuse, another P-plate driver
@ Adrian Tritschler · Saturday, Dec 14, 1996 · 1 minute read · Update at Dec 14, 1996 ·
Noon, stopped at a red light waiting to turn right from Warrigal road into Dandenong road, a red Ford Falcon (Victorian registration ###-###) tore past. Three teenage guys, P-plates, big-engine and small-brain. Driver swung his arm at me in an attempted punch as he went past on my left and screamed “You c*nt!”
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