Man fined after spitting at hospital security – Tuggerah Lakes

A man has been fined after he allegedly spat in the face of a security officer at a Central Coast hospital last week.

About 11.30pm on Thursday 9 April 2020, officers from Tuggerah Lakes Police District attended a home on Henry Parkes Drive, Berkeley Vale, following reports of a domestic violence related incident.

Police had been told a man had left the home and been involved in a motor vehicle crash nearby on Laguna Avenue before returning.

A 25-year-old man was detained and taken to Wyong Hospital for assessment.

While being treated, the man had to be restrained by police and security. It is alleged the man spat in the face of a 56-year-old security officer.

Following inquiries, the 25-year-old man was issued a $5000 PIN yesterday (Friday 17 April 2020), for not comply noticed direction in relation to spitting/coughing – COVID-19.

Inquiries continue.

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