New footage shows moment road rage ‘victim’ provoked her attacker

New video of the moments leading up to a violent road rage incident on the NSW Central Coast has shown the so-called victim, a woman who was punched in the jaw, provoking her attacker.

The footage can be shown for the first time after Bianca Sams, 22, entered a guilty plea at Wyong Local Court today.

Sams has paid more than $1350 in compensation after admitting to throwing nails and a chisel at Clint Pollard’s car during the altercation in July 2017.

Sams was a passenger in a ute driven by Taylor Bembridge on Rutley’s Road, Wyee Point when they came across Pollard’s vehicle.

When he slowed down to obey a change in speed limit, Bembridge’s vehicle closed in and she beeped the horn.

They overtook Pollard and began braking harshly.

The footage shows Sams hanging out of the passenger window in what police facts described as “Duke’s of Hazzard” style while laughing and throwing large metal objects at Pollard’s ute.

They were later identified as galvanised nails used in nail guns.

When the two vehicles reached the intersection of the Pacific Highway and Carters Road, Sams and Pollard got out and exchanged words before Pollard punched Sams in the jaw.

Once the two vehicles drove off again, Sams threw what is believed to be a heavy metal chisel which smashed off Pollard’s side mirror and damaged the driver’s door.

According to court documents, she made numerous comments on Facebook about the incident, saying “I was throwing nails at his car”, “I threw a chisel … and smashed his car window” and “he should have hit me harder”.

Sams made no comment outside court after she pleaded guilty to intentionally throwing an object at a vehicle, having part of her body outside a car window and two counts of destroying or damaging property.

The matter has been adjourned for sentencing on April 30.

BC to fund high-speed rail study between Vancouver, Seattle

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The BC government has announced $300,000 to further study the idea of high-speed rail between Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland.

Premier John Horgan and Washington state Governor Jay Inslee met to talk about it in November, and now the very early stages of the plan are taking a small step forward.

At a press conference in Vancouver, Inslee says high-speed rail is one possible technology but says it is not guaranteed that’s what may be used. A timeline as to when we’ll actually see this happen has not been provided.


If built, the trip between Seattle and Vancouver would reportedly cut travel time from three hours to close to one.

“The convenience of a one-hour trip between Vancouver and Seattle would create countless opportunities for people in both BC and Washington, from sports or concert getaways for families, to untold economic growth potential for businesses,” Horgan says. “Exploring the possibility of creating a clean, efficient high-speed corridor is particularly important as the Pacific Northwest grows in economic importance, and we look to reduce barriers to expansion across our borders.”

Washington state will be investing up to $1.2 million toward the study.

“This ultra-high-speed corridor is an exciting proposal for both British Columbia and Washington, aligning with our mutual goal of strengthening our economies through collaboration,” Inslee adds. “The early study results show the corridor would help create jobs, generate affordable housing options, ease freeway traffic and clean our air. It’s an exciting step for Washington and British Columbia.”

According to the province, the corridor makes up part of an ongoing effort to “strengthen the partnership between British Columbia and Washington state.”

It adds an economic analysis conducted by Washington state suggests a high-speed corridor may create hundreds of thousands of jobs, and benefit both BC and its neighbouring US states economically.


BC to fund high-speed rail study between Vancouver, Seattle

Female P.E. teacher, 36, under investigation for ‘sleeping with multiple male students’

A P.E. teacher in Canton, Ohio is under investigation for having sex with multiple male students after she allegedly went to administrators when one of the victim’s parents started blackmailing her.

The McKinley Senior High School teacher has not been charged yet, so she has not been officially identified by authorities.

But local outlet the Canton Repository identified her as 36-year-old Tiffany Eichler, citing documents they received in a public records request.

School district employees confirmed the teacher had been put on unpaid leave on Friday. She has been ordered to stay away from campus and not to talk to students or their parents.

According to police records obtained by WOIO, police started investigating Eichler when she went to school administrators, saying one of the victim’s parents had started blackmailing her for money to keep quiet.

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