A driver who tailgated another motorist and forced another vehicle to take evasive action during a road rage incident has been told his actions were completely unwarranted.
Kenneth Allan Burrows, 56, lost his licence for six months in the Wodonga Magistrate's Court for his "shocking" antics earlier this year.
He had left Yackandandah, heading towards Wodonga in a Mitsubishi Triton utility, when he took issue with the driver of a blue Ford.
The Ford driver legally overtook cars on broken white lines, which annoyed Burrows.
He followed the driver towards Baranduda, at which point the victim slowed for Burrows to overtake.
He tailgated the Ford before illegally overtaking on double white lines near the Baranduda Scout Hall.
Burrows forced an oncoming silver Ford Ranger to take evasive action to avoid a crash before narrowly missing the victim's car as he swerved in front.
The victim was forced off the road near John Schubert Drive and the pair stopped at the lights outside the Bandiana army barracks.
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Burrows got our of his vehicle and approached the victim's car and shouted: "I'll rip your f---ing heading off if you ever take me over on double white lines again."
He threatened to bash the man's head in.
The victim drove straight to the Wodonga police station to report the incident, which was caught on dashcam.
Burrows later told police he was "just all worked up".
He believed the victim had been slamming his brakes on.
Lawyer Jason Hanke said his client believed the victim was driving dangerously, but conceded his own actions were far worse.
"There are no circumstances in which his conduct is warranted or justified," Mr Hanke said.
The court heard the 56-year-old had held a licence since he was 18 with only a few minor speeding matters.
The court heard his behaviour was out of character.
Mr Hanke asked magistrate Peter Dunn not to take his licence, but Mr Dunn said multiple people had been placed in danger.
"You can't drive like this, put people at risk, without losing your licence," he said.
Burrows was disqualified and fined $3000.
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