A man and a woman have been charged following a road rage incident involving pepper spray.
Officers attached to the Riverina Police District attended Capper Street, Tumut about 1.15 pm on Friday following reports of a road rage incident.
On arrival, police were told that a 25-year-old man was driving a Mitsubishi Triton with a 27-year-old woman and a 6-week-old baby also in the vehicle.
Police said they had allegedly become involved in an altercation with the occupants of a Mitsubishi Mazda 6 along the Snowy Mountains Highway outside Tumut a short time earlier
While both vehicles were stopped, the female driver and male passenger of the Mazda 6 approached the other driver and passenger where police said the male sprayed them with pepper spray.
Both vehicles then drove away from the scene.
The Mazda 6 occupants, a 20-year-old woman and 27-year-old man, were located by police on Fitzroy Street, Tumut, shortly before 3pm.
Officers searched the Mazda 6 where two cannisters of pepper spray were allegedly located.
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The 27-year-old male passenger of the Mazda 6 was arrested and taken to Tumut Police Station.
He was charged with two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and two counts of possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit.
He was granted conditional bail to appear at Tumut Local Court on January 13.
The 20-year-old female driver of the Mazda 6 was charged with one count of possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit and one count of stalk/intimidate intend fear of physical/mental harm.
The woman was granted unconditional bail to appear at the same court on the same day as the man.
There were no reports of serious injuries.
Anyone who may have witnessed, or has dashcam footage of the incident, are urged to contact either Tumut Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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