Highway rage driver who rampaged down the freeway with an AXE earlier than chasing down one other automobile and ramming into the motive force is jailed

  • A harmful highway rage incident was caught on Dashcam close to Byron Bay 
  • The drivers of a Mercedes being pursued had been praised as ‘remarkably calm’ 
  • Man with axe rams Mercedes, is later arrested and sentenced to 2 years jail 
  • The motive force of the Mercedes and his passenger had been unhurt within the incident  
  • Police later mentioned the jailed man is linked to the Loyal Crims gang 

A person allegedly linked to a legal gang has been jailed after a terrifying highway rage assault through which he threatened one other driver with an axe earlier than ramming his automobile.

Caught on dashcam, the August 2021 incident was in comparison with a film automobile chase because the occupants of a Mercedes had been pursued by a silver Holden Barina on the M1 motorway close to Byron Bay on the northern NSW coast. 

The 47-year-old attacker – who plead responsible to predatory driving and was sentenced to 2 years jail – at one level wildly waves an axe out his window on the different driver.

‘Maintain your distance bro… preserve driving,’ the passenger within the Mercedes mentioned.

‘Bro name the cops,’ the motive force replied. 

After the ‘remarkably calm’ pair make a U-turn throughout the median strip and drive in the other way the Barina out of the blue seems once more driving up behind them.  

‘Bro, this man is f***ed within the head,’ the passenger mentioned. 

He rams their automobile twice with the second try inflicting his bonnet to crumple and the Barina to veer off the highway and onto the character strip earlier than rolling to a cease. 

‘That is f***ed up,’ mentioned the relieved driver. 

The shaken occupants are heard agreeing it was greatest to go to the Byron Bay police station to report the incident. 

A man wielding an axe pursued and rammed another driver in a terrifying road rage attack  near Byron Bay that led to police breaking up a notorious gang

A person wielding an axe pursued and rammed one other driver in a terrifying highway rage assault  close to Byron Bay that led to police breaking apart a infamous gang

The attacker from South Grafton additionally plead responsible to a different cost of being armed with intent to commit indictable offence.

NSW Police confirmed the person was sentenced to 2 years jail and must serve a minimum of 10 months. 

Social media customers had been fast to applaud the motive force of the Mercedes after footage of the scenario went viral on-line.

‘Glad the rager obtained a two-year sentence. And good on these lads for remaining calm,’ wrote one commenter.

‘How had been you guys so calm. Truthfully I might have crumbled the second he hit my automobile. Superior job lads, glad you are OK,’ shared one other.

‘That was intense. And you bought all of it on digital camera, thanks for that. That is like an assassination try like film automobile chases.’

New South Wales Police later introduced the Barina driver’s arrest was a part of a significant investigation into the Loyal Crims gang in Northern NSW. 

Strike Pressure Raptor and the State Crime Command’s Theft and Critical Crime Squad joined forces on the investigation, main to 5 arrests over a sequence of significant assaults, drug provide and possession, firearm provide and use, armed theft and automobile theft. 

The car which pursued and rammed the Mercedes is shown badly damaged after ramming it a second time

The automobile which pursued and rammed the Mercedes is proven badly broken after ramming it a second time 

‘Following intensive investigations, a number of ongoing instances from each the Richmond and Tweed/Byron Police Districts merged underneath the identical Strike Pressure [Bench] banner to analyze the legal group Loyal Crims’ a NSW Police assertion mentioned. 

 ‘A 47-year-old man was convicted after he pursued two males in a automobile southbound on the M1 Motorway at Ewingsdale, close to Byron Bay, in August 2021 earlier than threatening the opposite driver with an axe and ramming his automobile a number of occasions,’ a NSW Police assertion learn.

NSW Police additionally confirmed to Day by day Mail Australia that the highway rage attacker was driving an unregistered, uninsured automobile and was ‘a member or affiliate’ of the Loyal Crims organised legal group.

‘We are going to allege in court docket this community was working throughout Northern NSW and committing critical offences which put the general public at risk.”

The driver demands the Mercedes pull over when he stops in front of it on the M1 near Byron

The motive force calls for the Mercedes pull over when he stops in entrance of it on the M1 close to Byron 

Contained in the ‘Loyal Crims’ gang alleged crime spree throughout NSW 

The NSW Police allege the ‘Loyal Crims’ have been committing critical offences which put the general public at risk. 

In August, police confirmed two males, aged 29 and 31, and a 27-year-old girl had been charged following a house invasion in Byron Bay.

They allegedly detained and assaulted a 37-year-old man, earlier than stealing a number of financial institution playing cards and property.

All three had been refused bail and are as a result of seem at Tweed Heads native court docket on February 18.

In October, police arrested a 24-year-old man and charged him with possession of an unregistered firearm, possession of ammunition with no licence, and property offences. 

Police seized knuckle dusters and cellphones from his residence.

Additional police investigations into the Loyal Crims in December result in the ‘seizure of weapons, methylamphetamine, cellphones and property believed to be stolen’, NSW police confirmed.

An additional 4 arrests had been made – three males, aged between 35 and 50, and a 29-year-old girl had been all arrested throughout NSW.

Two 35-year-old males and a 29-year outdated girl had been arrested, at Lismore and Goonellabah, and all had been charged with theft, arson, drug possession and provide and participation in a ‘legal group’.

One of many males was charged with stalking and intimidation and utilizing an offensive weapon.

Police claimed all three had been concerned in an alleged carjacking, assault and automobile fireplace in West Ballina on October 30.

Police additionally mentioned associated enquiries had been persevering with right into a ‘public taking pictures’ at Mooball, 30km north of Byron.