Road rage attack 'very nasty'

A YOUNG Casino mother was left so traumatised after a road rage attack in which another driver threatened to kill her, she won't drive her car in the town for fear he could assault her again.

Bruce Stuart Caldwell, 42, yesterday pleaded guilty in Casino Local Court to assault, and to stalking/intimidating the woman, causing her to fear physical harm as a result of his abuse on August 1.

In police facts before the court, Caldwell told police he was angry because his van nearly collided with the woman's car.

He blamed the near-miss on the woman failing to give way to him at a give-way sign at the intersection of Adams and Lennox streets.

When the woman and her child later stopped in Queen Elizabeth Park for a school sports carnival, Caldwell went over and began hitting her car window with his hands before pulling open her door.

He then grabbed her right elbow and tried to pull her from the car, but she was able to pull herself from his grasp.

Caldwell then leant inside the car and began to verbally abuse her: “I'll kick your c---t in. You're nothing but a white c---t. You ought to be dead. I should kill you.”

His passengers then dragged him back to his van.

Magistrate Nicholas Reimer called the attack 'very, very nasty'.

“The woman says she can't drive in Casino for fear of this man,” Mr Reimer said.

He ordered a pre-sentence report and adjourned the case for sentence to January 7.



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