Police charge woman after car stolen, driver assaulted at Guildford

A woman will face court charged over the alleged assault of a driver and two crashes at Guildford yesterday.

About 12.30am (Friday 23 October 2020), a 36-year-old woman was driving a Toyota Prado on Oxford Street, Guildford, when she stopped after seeing a woman on the street running towards her vehicle.

Police have been told the woman opened the front passenger side door and sat in the front seat, telling the driver she was being followed.

When the driver attempted to contact police, the woman allegedly punched her a number of times in the face and bit her on the thumb, until the driver was able to unbuckle her seat belt and get out of the vehicle.

The woman moved into the driver’s seat and as she attempted to drive away, the Prado hit a parked Toyota Hilux before travelling west on Hawksview Street.

Shortly after, the Prado conducted a U-turn and began travelling east on the incorrect side of Hawksview Street, before colliding head-on with a white Mitsubishi Express, and flipping onto its side.

The woman exited the vehicle and was assisted by passers-by and taken to Granville Police Station.

The 24-year-old woman was arrested before being taken to Westmead Hospital for treatment to injuries sustained in the crash.

She was issued a Court Attendance Notice for assault occasioning actual bodily harm, drive conveyance without consent of owner, drive manner dangerous and drive whilst disqualified.

The Mount Colah woman is due to appear before Fairfield Local Court on Tuesday 1 December 2020.

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