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Brake checker charged with dangerous driving

A 30-year-old man has been charged after a serious road rage incident that involved brake checking in front of a truck loaded with dangerous goods.

On March 3, the man was driving a ute, travelling west on the M5 at Padstow. A dangerous goods truck was travelling in the same direction. The truck changed lanes to overtake a vehicle due to heavy traffic.

The ute driver who was close behind the truck, decided to overtake it, cutting him off and slamming the brakes.

The truck driver was forced to take evasive action to avoid a collision.

Traffic and Highway Patrol Command – NSW Police Force said officers attached to South West Puma have since charged the man, thanks to members of the public contacting Crime Stoppers NSW.

Police officers attended the home address of the ute driver after multiple reports to Crime Stoppers, and he was charged with driving in a manner dangerous to the public.

He will appear before Bankstown Local Court on the April 28, 2021.

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