NSW police have confirmed they are investigating whether an officer was responsible for damaging a Mercedes Benz, driven by a Wollongong man, when it was pulled over for speeding.
Kadir Uckan was driving his mother's vehicle along Davies Road, Menai, last Wednesday night when he was pulled over for exceeding the speed limit by around 10km/h.
Mr Uckan said as he was approaching the speed trap, an officer stood in front of the car and a fluorescent baton hit the front window, shattering glass over Mr Uckan and his passenger.
"I'm not fazed about the ticket part, the main part is the damage to the car and he [the officer] has done nothing about it," Mr Uckan said.
A NSW Police spokeswoman said because the matter was under investigation, "no further comment is possible at this time".
Following the incident, Mr Uckan said he was told to attend Revesby Police Station where the officer was based if he wanted to make a complaint.
Since then, Mr Uckan has contacted a solicitor, and both he and his passenger have lodged statements with Wollongong police.
Yesterday, nearly a week after the incident, Mr Uckan said he was yet to hear anything from police, and his mother's car was still not able to be driven. The windscreen damage is estimated to cost more than $1000 to fix.
He said while the incident could have been much worse, he wasn't happy about the way police had handled it.
"My mum's cool about it, I could have run over the police officer, he could have done more damage to us," Mr Uckan said. "We're just glad it worked out ... [but] we're not glad how they've handled it."