A MAN who was part of a trio that allegedly waved a replica handgun and made threatening gestures at a 19-year-old woman in a Newcastle road rage incident has been charged by police.
About 4.40pm on Thursday, the 19-year-old woman was driving a white Suzuki Swift and turned out of Bryant Street onto Union Street, Tighes Hill, NSW Police said in a statement.
Moments later, a green Honda CRV carrying three males allegedly pulled in closely behind her and started beeping its horn.
The Honda then pulled up alongside the woman's car and one of the men started making threatening gestures to the woman, brandishing what appeared to be a handgun, police said.
The car of men then followed the woman for three minutes before it turned into a petrol station at Islington, police said.
Newcastle City Police Area Command made inquiries and found the Honda, police said.
A man, 19, presented himself to detectives at Newcastle police station on Friday where he was charged with one count of intimidation and one count of possessing an unauthorised pistol.
He was granted conditional bail and will face Newcastle Local Court on Thursday, August 22