Whyalla man arrested following gel blaster incident on Augusta Highway

Gel blaster incident on Augusta Highway

A man has been arrested after allegedly pointing a gel blaster at a driver near Port Pirie.

Gel blasters, also known as gel shooters, are realistic-looking toy guns that shoot water-absorbing gel balls.

Just before 4pm on September 15, police were advised about a traffic incident on the Augusta Highway at Bungama.

A driver on the highway reported a fawn coloured Toyota sedan driving aggressively. The driver alleged the occupants of the Toyota were abusing him and his passengers.

The Toyota tailgated the victim's car before it drove past and the front passenger allegedly pointed what appeared to be a rifle in the driver's direction.

INCIDENT: Gel blasters found after Augusta Highway incident. Gel blasters, also known as gel shooters, are realistic-looking toy guns that shoot water-absorbing gel balls. Image: SAPOL

INCIDENT: Gel blasters found after Augusta Highway incident. Gel blasters, also known as gel shooters, are realistic-looking toy guns that shoot water-absorbing gel balls. Image: SAPOL

Port Pirie, Gladstone and Crystal Brook patrols attended and searched the area.

Shortly after 4pm the Toyota was sighted and stopped on Augusta Highway approximately 5km south of Warnertown.

Three occupants in the suspect vehicle were removed without incident. Police searched the vehicle and found three gel blasters, matching the description of the gun that was pointed at the victim.

A 28-year-old Whyalla man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

He was bailed to attend the Port Pirie Magistrates Court on November 30.

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