Steve Gee, WWOS
14:00 AEST Tue Aug 26 2014
Cronulla prop Andrew Fifita has escaped charges over an alleged road rage incident with police revealing the matter was being settled between the NRL club and the other motorist. The Kangaroos frontrower had been questioned by Miranda police after he allegedly lashed out at a motorist during a traffic altercation at Taren Point, in Sydney’s south on August 17. But after a week-long investigation police have told ninemsn no charges will be laid. Asked whether there was insufficient evidence to lay charges, a Miranda police spokesman said the matter was being dealt with between the Cronulla Sharks and the other motorist involved in the incident.
Police were told Fifita allegedly threw an object at a Subaru, which he had been following across Captain Cook Bridge about 2.30pm.
It is alleged the 25-year-old, who has represented Australia and NSW, threatened the other 23-year-old driver before punching and kicking the vehicle. Fifita attended Miranda police station after the incident where he gave a statement to officers. “Both vehicles stopped on Taren Point Road. The 25-year-old allegedly made threats and punched and kicked the vehicle causing some damage to it,” Acting Inspector Michael Stuart said at the time.
Ninemsn was awaiting a response from the Sharks.