A person has been charged with multiple offences including reckless driving after he reportedly drove for over three kilometers through Sydney’s streets with another man clinging to the bullbar of the car.
The incident, which was recorded by another driver and posted online, took place after an alleged minor crash between the men’s two vehicles on Centenary Drive in Homebush right before noon on Christmas Day.
Police stated that the 37-year-old driver of one of the vehicles, a Toyota Camry, got out of his vehicle and approached the other vehicle, a Toyota Landcruiser ute, and grabbed hold of the front bullbar before the ute reportedly drove off.
“The man was carried an estimated three kilometres clinging to the bullbar before jumping off after the utility slowed down in Margaret Street, Greenacre,” police stated.
Drivers who were travelling in another vehicle alongside the ute on the Hume Highway started recording the incident. They followed the ute and phoned police to report what was occurring.
The ute later slowed down in Margaret Street when the man was able to jump off.
The Landcruiser then departed from the scene and officers from the Auburn Police Area Command started an investigation.
A 45-year-old man from Liberty Grove was detained at Auburn police station around 3.30 am on Thursday, police stated. After questioning about the incident, the man was charged with offences such as causing bodily harm by misconduct, negligent driving, driving recklessly/furiously or speeding/dangerously and not providing his particulars to the other driver.
Granted strict conditional bail, he is set to appear in Burwood Local Court on Thursday, January 9, 2020.
Police have urged witnesses to the incident to contact Auburn police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.