Police charge man after officer holds on to moving vehicle – Bidwill

A man has been charged after an incident which saw a police officer carried 200 metres while hanging out of a driver’s seat window in Sydney’s west last night.

About 10.10pm (Thursday 5 September 2019), police attended Tout Road, Bidwill, after receiving complaints of vehicles doing burnouts.

A Toyota Hilux utility was seen doing burnouts in Tout Road, before it drove past police and stopped nearby.

A male leading senior constable approached the Toyota and attempted to take the keys out of the ignition, before the vehicle drove away, forcing the officer to hold on, partially hanging out of the driver’s side window.

The vehicle continued about 200 metres where it stopped, and the driver – an 18-year-old man – was arrested.

The officer was uninjured.

Upon searching the vehicle, police located cannabis.

He was taken to Mt Druitt Police Station where he was charged with driving in a manner dangerous to the public, and possess prohibited drug, and his licence was suspended.

The Bidwill man was granted conditional bail to appear at Mt Druitt Local Court on Wednesday 25 September 2019.

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