A Blackheath man has been charged after allegedly verbally abusing a female driver, throwing items at her, following her home, threatening her father with a knife and trying to run him over in a suspected road rage incident in the Blue Mountains, police say.
The 21-year-old woman was travelling west in a Ford Festiva on the Great Western Highway at Woodford about 5pm on Saturday when she changed lanes, police said.
The Blackheath man, who was driving a Holden Calibra, then allegedly sounded his horn at her several times, yelled at her, threw unspecified items at her and followed her in his car.
Investigators said she called her parents, who then waited for her at her Hazelbrook home as she drove there.
The man allegedly threatened her father at the home and tried to run him over with his car, police said.
He was arrested by police at the home and charged with being armed with the intention to commit an indictable offence, affray, common assault, driving a vehicle in a manner that menaces or with the intention to menace, and stalking or intimidation with the intent to cause fear of physical or mental harm.
The man was given conditional bail to appear in Penrith Local Court on October 8.