Deprivation on liberty and choking charges in Gatton, QLD

Police have charged a man following an alleged assault of a woman and dangerous driving in Gatton overnight, Queensland Police say.

It will be alleged at 9.25pm police were patrolling Tenthill Creek Road, Gatton when they observed a utility driving erratically. Police incepted the vehicle and observed a man sitting in the driver’s seat in an altercation with a woman trying to restrain her by sitting on her.

Police removed the man and arrested him.

It will be alleged the woman, who is known to the man, was driving her utility on Freemans Road when a hatchback rammed her car, forcing her to stop. The man exited the hatchback and allegedly threatened her with a tomahawk before getting into the driver’s seat of her utility and sitting on her. The pair have continued to struggle as the man drove away and patrolling police noticing the vehicle soon after.

A 38-year-old Gatton man has been charged with one count each of assault occasioning bodily harm, choking – domestic violence, deprivation on liberty, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

He is expected to appear at the Toowoomba Magistrates Court this morning.

A 34-year-old Gatton woman was treated at the Gatton Hospital for a bite on her left forearm, significant swelling to her forehead and minor wounds to her hands. She was subsequently released.

/Public Release.