Charges over assault of two police officers

Bayswater police station officer-in-charge Dave Whitnell said about 3.20am, a man was allegedly attempting to push his vehicle over an embankment after crashing through some logs in Fogerthorpe Crescent.

Senior Sergeant Whitnell said the man appeared intoxicated and refused a breath test before being arrested.

‘While attempting to put the driver into the rear of the police van, he has allegedly violently resisted police,’ Sen Sgt Whitnell said. ‘During the struggle, he allegedly assaulted two police officers.’

The man was charged with three counts of assaulting a police officer, two counts of obstructing police and refusing a preliminary breath test.