A man will appear in court today charged with traffic offences and assaulting police following a pursuit in the Sydney’s north-west yesterday.
About 3.45pm yesterday (Wednesday 24 February 2021), officers from Mount Druitt Police Area Command were conducting a patrol of Lethbridge Park, when they attempted to stop a white Holden Epica sedan, after it was seen driving erratically.
The Holden failed to stop, and a pursuit was initiated, travelling through the suburbs of Lethbridge Park and Tregear, before stopping at a house in Heine Avenue, Emerton.
Police approached the driver, a 49-year-old man, who allegedly punched the constable in the head while holding a set of keys. The constable sustained a wound to his temple.
The man resisted attempts to arrest him, with the constable suffering a fracture his finger during the struggle.
Further police attended to assist, and the man was arrested and conveyed to Mount Druitt Police Station.
He was charged with three offences including; police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously (Skye’s Law), wound police officer executing duty reckless as to actual bodily harm and resist police.
The man was refused bail to appear before Mount Druitt Local Court today (Thursday 25 February 2021).
The male Constable was treated at Mount Druitt Hospital for a wound to his head. He is expected to make a full recovery.