Monday, 15. September 2014 - 11:09
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Supersonic skydiver Felix Baumgartner is due in court next week (6 Nov) accused of punching a Greek lorry driver in a road rage incident just outside the Red Bull Arena football stadium in his home town of Salzburg, Austria.
The incident reportedly happened on 30th September 2010 in which an Austrian motorist was involved in a shouting match with the Greek lorry driver.
According to prosecutors Baumgartner who is a former professional boxer and taught unarmed combat in the Army had decided to get involved on the side of the Austrian. His involvement was not taken to kindly by the Greek man who tried to push the sportsman away. Baumgartner responded by punching the man with his fist in the face - leaving a cut and bruising.
That resulted in the police being called and the sportsmen being prosecuted and convicted but the court case on Tuesday is because he has appealed his conviction for causing bodily harm. He was fined 1,500 euros for the attack.
He claimed: "I never punched him."
A spokesman for the Salzburg prosecution office Barbara Feichtinger confirmed: "The 43-year-old man involved in this case has registered an appeal."
Baumgartner is not expected to be present during the court case as he is currently on a tour talking about his adventures - at the moment in London.
A three-judge appeals panel will consider his appeal.
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