A MAN high on drugs has lashed out in a fit of rage inside an ambulance, attacking police and paramedics on the Gold Coast.
It’s understood the man – believed to be in his 30s – was found unconscious at Nobby Beach around 1:30am Sunday.
Paramedics were called to transport the man who appeared to be in a drug-induced state to Gold Coast University Hospital.
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But the ambulance was brought to a sudden halt on Marine Parade, Southport when the man tried jumping out of the moving van.
During dramatic scenes, the man’s alleged to have kicked a constable and wiped blood across the officer’s face and mouth before turning on the paramedic.
Urgent backup was called and within minutes, seven police cars had the ambulance surrounded.
The man was eventually restrained and transferred from the ambulance into the back of a police van.
The officer is set to undergo a range of disease testing as a precaution while the man is expected to face charges.
It comes after the State Government on Friday announced proposed law changes that would see people found guilty of attacking health workers face up to 14 years in jail.
The Queensland Government made the changes as part of their Safe Night Out Strategy, trying to tackle anti-social behaviour and binge drinking.