L-plater charged after spitting on officers after crash – Kingsford

A learner driver has been charged after allegedly crashing into a parked car before spitting on police officers in Sydney’s east at the weekend.

Police will allege the 21-year-old man – who was driving unaccompanied by a licenced driver – crashed into a parked car then a fence on Lancaster Avenue, Kingsford, about 1.40am on Saturday (10 October 2020).

Officers from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command arrived a short time later and spoke to the man, who was allegedly slurring his words, stumbling and smelled strongly of alcohol.

Police attempted to breath test the man, but he allegedly refused a number of times.

The man then allegedly resisted arrest, struggling with police on the ground before spitting at officers.

During the struggle, the man cut his leg on glass from the crash. He was treated on scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics and taken to Prince of Wales Hospital under police guard for treatment and mandatory testing.

Following inquiries, the man was transferred to Maroubra Police Station the same day (Saturday 10 October 2020), where he was charged with learner not accompanied by driver, resist officer in execution of duty, intimidate police officer in execution of duty without actual bodily harm, assault police officer in execution of duty without actual bodily harm.

He was refused bail and is due to appear in Waverly Local Court today (Monday 12 October 2020).

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