Two men involved in road rage brawl 'good boys', says mum
TWO men involved in a violent road rage brawl in Sydney's west that was captured on dashcam footage were raised to be "good citizens" their mother has said.
The fight in the middle of Centenary Rd at Merrylands on Tuesday was the second fracas to unfold in the middle of a NSW main road and then go viral online in the past 48 hours.
In the latest incident, Brandon Raeli, 21, and his brother Tyson, 19, were being taunted by two men standing at the driver's side window of their Hyundai before they jumped out and launched at the men.
The men gesture at the two brothers to get out of their car.
Brandon swung a right haymaker at one of the men before turning to fly-kick the other who was going toe-to-toe with his brother.
Following investigations, the driver of the Audi, a 22-year-old man, handed himself into Merrylands Police Station at 5pm yesterday.
He was charged with affray, use offensive instrument with intent, intimidation, negligent driving and owner not disclose identity of driver/passenger.
He was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Fairfield Local Court on August 16.
Brandon and Tyson Raeli were questioned but released pending further inquiries.
Mother of the pair Yvette Raeli woke to see vision of her sons on the TV news yesterday.
"I've brought them up to be good citizens. They're not bad kids. Young men with adrenaline, it only takes one thing to tick them off,'' Ms Raeli said.
In the second incident, Clint Pollard, 41, has been charged with punching a woman in the head after she threw nails at his car.
She said Brandon was a talented rugby league player who played in the Parramatta Eels youth team in 2015 and was looking forward to holidaying in California later this year.
"I hope this doesn't mess anything up for them," Ms Raeli said.
She admitted her sons did not tell her the extent of the altercation until the video went viral.
"You think your kids are safe at work and you have no idea what's going on - it's scary," she said.
The two other men involved in the fracas played up to the cameras, grabbing microphones and filming journalists on their phones as they arrived to make statements at Merrylands Police Station last night.
The latest incident came as 41-year-old Clint Pollard was charged with assault occasioning actually bodily harm for a separate incident on the Central Coast, which also went viral on Monday, leading to a search for the driver involved.
Dash cam footage allegedly captured Pollard walking up to Newcastle mother Bianca Lee Sams and punching her in the head as she stood outside a car in traffic.
His neighbour Justin Perry, said Mr Pollard, who was granted strict conditional bail, was a "really nice guy" who lived alone.
"It's unimaginable what's happened, he always says g'day when you see him, he gets along with everyone on the street," Mr Perry said.
Police Minister Troy Grant described both pieces of footage as "extremely confronting".
"The rise of dashboard camera technology also means these incidents are more likely to be captured by other road users," Mr Grant said.
"The footage will go viral in the blink of an eye and police will be on your doorstep."