Truck driver to face court over alleged cyclist splashing


Police have charged a driver over an incident in a Sydney tunnel on Monday

 

A truck driver is set to face court in late September for allegedly splashing a group of cyclists as he drove past a puddle in Sydney’s M5 motorway.

Allegedly filming the event on his own phone, he is also facing charges of using his mobile phone while driving.

New South Wales police say the incident took place at 6:50am on Monday morning and sparked a report from one of the cyclists.

"A truck driver allegedly drove his prime mover through a puddle of water on the M5 Motorway next to a group of cyclists, splashing them in the process and recording the encounter on his mobile phone," the police say.

"One of the cyclists subsequently reported the incident to police and officers yesterday located the driver and instructed him to proceed to a heavy vehicle inspection site."

After pulling the driver over, the police say the issued a court attendance notice "for using a mobile phone when not permitted and drive motor vehicle menaces another with intent."

Footage of the incident made national news and sparked conflicting views from the public.

In the video posted to online, the driver was heard saying "so we hate pushbikes, we are not allowed to run them over but we can f--- with them."

"Nothing better than f---ing saturating a pushbike rider," he says.

He will face court on Wednesday, September 21.

 

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