Interesting case been played out recently in the Ballarat courts (full article). Essentially the guy had been tailgated, run off the road, threatened and harassed by another person in the past - after being ignored by the Police he used a rifle to scare them off himself. He was then arrested by Police on several charges (all later dropped) and he's now been awarded $95,000 for unlawful imprisonment by the cops. Seems to me if the Police had just done their job in the first place (and followed up on the original complaints), they could have saved themselves a lot of time and money. Maybe they should start taking complaints of tailgating and dangerous driving a little more seriously, before things escalate .