Mandurah court: man punched 50-year-old for tailgating

A MAN will avoid a prison term if he successfully completes a pre-sentence order which he was placed on after he punched another man for tailgating.

Anesone Vaiuta pleaded guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm in Mandurah Magistrates Court on Friday.

The court heard that Vaiuta was working as a delivery driver on October 13 last year and was driving on the Forrest Highway around noon.

Vaiuta believed that the victim was tailgating him and took evasive action. But, again the victim’s car ended up behind him. When they stopped at the lights Vaiuta got out of his car and walked to the victim’s car.

He punched the 53-year-old man in the face, which caused him to have a cut cheek and swelling.

Counsel for the accused said Vaiuta hadn’t taken his medication that day.