Around 7pm on Saturday 23 March 2019, a ‘ride share’ driver picked up a man from Pascoe Retreat, Merriwa. The trip was to go to Claremorris Parkway Butler. During the journey, the man asked to go via a fast food restaurant to buy some food. The driver explained that as the final destination had been set, he was unable to deviate. The man became verbally abusive towards the driver so the driver drove through the drive thru and the man ordered some food.

As the two were waiting for the order to be served, the man continued to be verbally abusive towards the driver so he was asked to leave. The man punched the driver once to the face and ripped the rear view mirror off the windscreen and left the vehicle.

As a result of the assault, the driver received bruising to his face.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man who they believe may be able to assist them with their investigation.

The man is described as: Light skinned, 20-25 years of age, medium build, short brown hair with facial hair. He was wearing a black top.

If you have any information about the identity of this man or details of this offence please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at You can remain anonymous if you wish and rewards are available once charges are laid. Please quote Reference Number 9201.

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