Police officer punched in the face

A SENIOR constable has been taken to hospital after being attacked by a driver following a dramatic police chase in Wollongong overnight.

Highway patrol officers were patrolling East Corrimal about midnight on Tuesday when they spotted a vehicle being driven recklessly.

Officers tried intercepting the vehicle but were forced to switch on their lights and sirens and give chase after the driver allegedly refused to pull over.


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Police said the vehicle stopped on a driveway on Cawley Street and the driver attempted to flee on foot.

A senior constable was able to catch the man but was allegedly punched in the face in the process.

It’s alleged the driver continued to violently assault the officer until back up arrived and restrained him.

The 31-year-old man was taken to Wollongong Police Station where it’s alleged he refused to provide police with a breath analysis.

He was subsequently charged with assaulting and hindering police and for refusing a breath test.

The man was refused bail and expected to appear before Wollongong Local Court today.

The injured officer needed to be treated for his injuries by staff at Wollongong Hospital.

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Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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