A driver who punched a woman in the face in a viral road rage attack has refused to apologise to his victim.
Clint Pollard, 42, was filmed punching Bianca Sams, 22, in the face after getting out of his ute near Lake Munmorah on the New South Wales Central Coast in July 2017.
Pollard claimed he was the victim, and claimed Sams was wielding a chisel, making him fear for his life.
A driver who punched a woman in the face in a viral road rage attack (pictured) has refused to apologise to his victim
Clint Pollard (pictured), 42, claimed that he was the victim and that his actions were self-defence
Bianca Sams (pictured) can be seen hanging out of the vehicle’s passenger side-door and laughing as she hurls nails towards Pollard in the video
Sams denied she was armed when Pollard approached her vehicle, and said she wants an apology, while also offering him one herself, she told Sunday Night.
‘I saw a large chunky metal object I assumed was the chisel, I had no choice but to act in self defence,’ Pollard claimed.
Sams vehemently denied having anything in her hands at all, and said she got out of her car expecting nothing more than a verbal dispute.
‘I swear on my daughter’s life there was nothing in my hands, whatsoever,’ Sams claimed.
Confronting footage of the attack shows Pollard walking up to the young mother as she was standing outside her car with her arms folded.
He then swings his right arm and hits her in the face.
Clint Pollard, 42, was filmed punching Bianca Sams (pictured), 22, in the face after getting out of his ute near Lake Munmorah on the Central Coast in July last year
Although he felt bad about ‘having to raise his hand to a girl’, Pollard said that he was genuinely concerned for his safety at the time.
When asked if he would apologise, Pollard said he has already been punished enough by being fined $900.
‘I’m ashamed of myself, but I shouldn’t need to say sorry,’ he said.
Prior to the incident, Pollard was driving to the beach on a road that dropped from 80km/h to 60km/h.
After slowing down to the legal speed limit, Pollard said that the car behind him, containing Sams, her girlfriend Taylor Bembridge and Bembridge’s baby, began to sound the horn and flash their lights.
Thinking they were in a rush, Pollard let the car speed past him.
Pollard was let off with a three-year good behaviour bond and was fined $900 for assaulting Sams (pictured)
In the video, Sams can be seen hanging out of the vehicle’s passenger side-door and laughing as she hurls nails towards Pollard’s ute
Moments later, Bembridge stops the car at a set of lights, which gave Sams the opportunity to step out of the car with her arms crossed as Pollard approaches.
He then unleashes a punch that jolts Sams’ head backwards and into the car door window.
Once he started to walk back to his car, Bembridge put the car in reverse and went to hit Pollard, who luckily stepped out of the way just in time.
Pollard drove away thinking the ordeal was over, yet the ladies started to chase him.
Sams was sitting with half her body out of the car once again, and threw a chisel at Pollard’s car, smashing the glass in his face.
Triumphant, the girls then drove off and boasted about the incident on social media.
‘I was throwing nails at his car, then threw a chisel at his car, haha eye for an eye,’ the comments on Facebook said.
Sams was charged for provoking the incident and was sentenced to 360 hours of community service.
Pollard was given a three-year good behaviour bond and was fined $900.
When the girls went home, they posted Sams’ injuries to social media (pictured) and boasted about the incident