Police charge woman after officer assaulted at Parkes

A woman will face court after a police officer was assaulted in the state’s Central West yesterday.

About 3.30pm (Thursday 31 December 2020), an officer from Parkes Traffic and Highway Patrol approached a 49-year-old woman in a stationary Holden Vectra in a fast food restaurant carpark on the corner of Bogan and Grenfell streets, Parkes.

As the male senior constable approached the woman, it’s alleged she began verbally abusing him.

When he attempted to conduct a breath test, she exited the vehicle and allegedly grabbed him around the neck.

The officer managed to break free and while attempting to restrain the woman, he sustained a laceration to his hand.

The senior constable was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Parkes Hospital where he received stiches.

The woman was also taken to Parkes Hospital with a hand injury.

She has since been issued a Court Attendance Notice for assault police, resist arrest and refuse breath test.

The woman is expected to appear at Parkes Local Court on Monday 15 February 2020.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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