A Te Puke man who struck another man in the face with a weapon in a Papamoa road rage incident is to serve time in prison.
Jason Thomson, 25, appeared in the Tauranga District Court Monday morning and was sentenced to two years and one month in jail.
The incident featured on Police Ten 7 in the hopes of generating information that would lead to an arrest and information provided by public following the episode led to a search warrant executed at an address in Te Puke.
Thomson was arrested during the search and faced two charges including assault with a weapon and cultivation of cannabis.
Judge Thomas Ingram sentenced Thomson to 18 months for the assault charge and an additional 17 months to cannabis cultivation.
He was given a 25 per cent discount for his guilty plea.
-Additional reporting by Stuff