10 Days In Jail ‘Rattled’ Chainsaw Road Rage Attacker

The arborist was captured on dashcam vision revving a chainsaw during a vicious road rage brawl involving four men that disrupted peak hour traffic back in April.

Alaa El-Zien, the man who armed himself with a chainsaw during a Fairfield road rage incident has been released from jail.

The 25-year-old appealed his 12-month prison term in the District Court and today walked free pending a ruling on whether he can serve that sentence at home.

Outside court his brother said they were pleased with the result because the past 10 days in prison had left the soon-to-be father “rattled”.

Judge James Bennett said while Mr El-Zien has some anger management issues and crossed the line;

“He has expressed regret… I accept that to be genuine.”

The arborist was captured on dashcam vision revving a chainsaw during a vicious road rage brawl involving four men that disrupted peak hour traffic back in April.

Judge Bennett said home detention should have been the outcome last time, and that he intended to uphold the appeal.

Mr El-Zien’s wife breathed a sigh of relief in the back row as other members of his family smiled and nodded at him in the dock.

Solicitor Lauren MacDougall says her client can now focus on treatment.

He’ll return to court in September.