Police Minister Admits He 'Blew Up' At Teen During Road Rage Spat
The NSW Police Minister has denied grabbing a teenage P-plater's arm during a heated argument on a Sydney road, but admits telling the teenager he "worked for the cops".
David Elliot says the 17-year-old male driver clipped his car and drove off on Windsor Road, Baulkam Hills, on October 17.
The teen's father has told The Australian the minister chased his son through the Castle Hill backstreets before grabbing his arm.
It's a claim Elliot strongly denies.
"I spoke to him through the passenger's side. No one touched anyone," Elliot told the newspaper.
However, he did admit that he "blew up" when the youth refused to exchange contact details and swore at his wife.
"He claimed he didn't have to so I said I work for the cops," Elliott said.
“He didn’t believe me so I gave him my business card.
“He said ‘show me your badge’. I said ‘I pay for the badges, I don’t get one’.”
Elliott claims the damage to his car is between $500 and $1000.
Charges have not been laid over the incident.
It is understood Premier Gladys Berejiklian has spoken to the minister about the incident.