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Bottle thrown through windscreen

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 30/08/2016

A baker on his way to work has escaped injury after a bottle smashed through his car windscreen, spraying him with glass in Hawke's Bay.

The man is shaken after the incident, on the Hawke's Bay expressway on Tuesday night, but was not injured despite the bottle striking him on the shoulder.

Police believe the Jim Beam bottle was thrown from a car travelling in the opposite direction.

"The person who threw this bottle could have killed or seriously injured the driver," Constable Ben Dalton said.

The bottle had been taken for forensic testing to help identify the thrower, who Const Dalton said woulld likely face serious charges.

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