Woman punched in road rage incident gets community service

Clint Matthew Pollard approaches Bianca Lee Sams before punching her violently in the face.
Clint Matthew Pollard approaches Bianca Lee Sams before punching her violently in the face. Photo credit: Facebook / Dwayne Pillidge

An Australian woman who was punched in the face by a man in a road rage incident has been sentenced to community service for causing the confrontation.

Single mother Bianca Lee Sams, 22, threw nails and a metal chisel at Clint Matthew Pollard's new ute, damaging panels and his side mirror before the assault in New South Wales last July.

Footage shows Sams hanging out of her friend's passenger seat window and laughing as she hurled the metal objects at his car.

ABC News reports the reason for her actions was Pollard slowing down in front of her when the speed limit went from 80km/h to 60km/h.

The video, which Newshub has decided not to publish, goes on to show Pollard, 42, exiting his vehicle and approaching Sams, who had stopped in front of him. He threw a violent punch at her head, with such force she was thrown backwards into the car door. Her five-month-old baby was in the back seat at the time, according to The Daily Telegraph.

Sams pleaded guilty in Wyong Local Court to four charges earlier this year, including damaging property and intentionally throwing an object at a vehicle. On Monday she was sentenced to 360 hours community service but will only serve 140 hours because the sentences are concurrent, Daily Mail reports.

She also received a $500 fine and has been suspended from diving for five months.

Pollard pleaded guilty to assault and received a three-year good behaviour bond and a $900 fine, ABC News reports.

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