Dangerous driving, serious assault police charges at , QLD

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Townsville Police have charged a man with dangerous driving and serious assault police after a vehicle was allegedly driven towards police at Pallarenda this morning, Queensland Police say.

Around 7.15am police attempted to speak to a man in relation to a vehicle parked along The Esplanade.

It will be alleged the man was verbally aggressive towards police before getting into the parked car and driving in the direction of a police officer, who had to jump out of the way to avoid the car.

Police will further allege the vehicle struck the front end of a parked police trailbike before stopping and then driving over the top of the trailbike.

The car then collided with a fence and came to a stop with the male driver exiting the vehicle and allegedly throwing punches at police, with an officer struck in the face and mouth.

Following a violent struggle, the man was arrested and transported to Townsville Watch house where he was charged with dangerous driving, serious assault police, assault police and obstruct police.

A 45-year-old Pallarenda man has been remanded in custody and is due to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on Monday, August 21.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

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