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Two men arrested after police officer assaulted during roadside stop

TWO men have been arrested after allegedly assaulting a police officer who pulled them over on a Newcastle street.

Officers stopped the black Holden ute they were travelling in on Walford Street, Wallsend, after spotting it driving erratically around 11.00pm on Monday night.

It’s understood as police approached the driver’s side of the car, a 44-year-old man, pushed the door open and allegedly lunged at the officer and assaulted him. leaving him in hospital with a minor head injury.


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Two men, an 18-year-old Wallsend man and an 18-year-old Maryland man, then got out of the vehicle and allegedly began yelling abuse at the officers.

The driver continued to act aggressively, forcing officers to use their taser and OC spray to subdue him.

One of the 18-year-old’s then had to be arrested after he also became too aggressive.

The two men were taken to Waratah Police Station where the driver underwent a breath analysis which returned a positive result of 0.183.

The 44-year-old man was charged with negligent driving, assault officer in execution of duty, resist officer in execution of duty, destroy or damage property, drive with high range PCA, and learner driver not display “L” plates as prescribed.

He was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today.

The 18-year-old man was charged with willfully obstruct officer in execution of duty and use offensive language in/near public place.

He was granted bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court in March.

 

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