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Clint Pollard, 41, pleads NOT guilty to assaulting woman

A man who allegedly punched a woman in the face in a New South Wales road rage incident has pleaded not guilty to assault.

Clint Matthew Pollard, 41, from Windermere Park appeared in Wyong Local Court on Wednesday, according to the ABC.

It follows the release of dashcam footage that showed a man stepping out of a vehicle to confront a woman, before striking her.

 

A man who allegedly punched a woman in the face in a New South Wales road rage incident pleaded not guilty to assault in court Wednesday

Pollard, 41, fronted court charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, having reportedly handed himself into police two days after the incident.

Officers alleged the confrontation occurred at Pacific Highway and Elizabeth Bay Drive in Lake Munmorah around 12pm on July 24.

Two vehicles reportedly stopped, with Pollard and the 21-year-old woman from the other car becoming involved in an argument.

The woman, who was allegedly struck in the face, was also charged with multiple offences, including malicious damage and intentionally throwing an object at a vehicle. 

Footage of the alleged incident was uploaded to Facebook and shows a man exiting a vehicle and approaching a female passenger of a ute stopped at traffic lights.

The man is then seen striking the woman, before turning and walking away. 

Officers alleged the confrontation occurred at Pacific Highway and Elizabeth Bay Drive in Lake Munmorah around 12pm on July 24

Officers alleged the confrontation occurred at Pacific Highway and Elizabeth Bay Drive in Lake Munmorah around 12pm on July 24

A spokesperson for NSW Police told Daily Mail Australia following the incident that a woman claiming to be the person struck by the man had contacted police.

They stated that police had been passed the video and were examining it. 

Chief Inspector Colin Lott, from the Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command also commented at the time calling such violence ‘unacceptable’. 

‘Assault of any sort is unacceptable especially assault to a female… it won’t be tolerated,’ he said.

‘(But) obviously with any video footage were only getting a snapshot of a whole incident.’ 

 Pollard was granted bail and is scheduled to re-appear in court in October.

Footage of the alleged incident was uploaded to Facebook and shows a man exiting a vehicle and approaching a female passenger of a ute stopped at traffic lights

Footage of the alleged incident was uploaded to Facebook and shows a man exiting a vehicle and approaching a female passenger of a ute stopped at traffic lights

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