A man has faced court today after allegedly biting a police officer in Sydney’s west yesterday.
About 11.30am (Sunday 21 February 2021), an officer attached to Georges River Traffic and Highway Patrol saw a Nissan 350z leaving a service station on Concord Road, Concord.
The vehicle reversed onto Station Street in an attempt to avoid officers.
A short time later, the Nissan was located in the driveway of a home on Shackel Avenue.
The officer approached the driver, a 47-year-old man who is disqualified from driving until March 2039.
The man attempted to walk away and resisted when stopped by the officer, with both falling to the ground.
A wrestle ensued, with the man allegedly biting the male sergeant’s hand, causing two puncture wounds.
A woman, known to the man, emerged from the house and abused police, hindering repeated efforts to arrest the man.
OC spray was deployed, and the driver was arrested and taken to Burwood Police Station, where he was charged with drive motor vehicle during disqualification period; resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty; and assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm.
The man appeared in Burwood Local Court today (Monday 22 February 2021), where he was formally refused bail to appear at the same court on Monday 1 March 2021.
The sergeant went to Concord Hospital for treatment. He was discharged and will undergo further blood tests.