Police NSW

Woman charged after coughing, spitting on Police

A woman has been charged after allegedly coughing on and spitting at a Police officer after being pulled over in Sydney’s southwest.

Police tried to stop an Audi on Greenacre Rd at Greenacre on Friday afternoon, but the driver refused and sped off.

It’s alleged the car reached speeds of up to 120 km/h in a 50 km/h zone, ran a red light and failed to stop at a stop sign.


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The car then got stuck in heavy traffic on Roberts Rd where Police caught up with the vehicle and attempted to arrest the female driver.

But the 25-year-old woman refused to get out of the car claiming she was on her way to get tested for coronavirus.

She was eventually forcibly removed but allegedly resisted arrest before coughing in the officer’s face.

As she was being taken to a Police vehicle, the woman allegedly hit her head on the window and spat at the officer.

Police restrained her on the ground before she allegedly spat at the officer again.

The woman has been hit with a range of charges including drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, motor vehicle exceed speed more than 45 km/h, drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, and assault officer in execution of duty.

She was refused bail and will front Parramatta Local Court on Saturday.