Police charge woman after officer injured at Grafton

A woman been charged after allegedly injuring a police officer at Grafton yesterday.

About 10am (Thursday 14 November 2019) officers from the Lismore Highway Patrol sighted a Nissan X-Trail on Hoof Street, which had allegedly been involved in a crash earlier that day.

Police stopped the vehicle and the driver, a 29-year-old woman, was subjected to a roadside breath test, returning a negative result.

The woman was arrested to undergo blood and urine testing; however, resisted police, allegedly biting the right forearm of the senior constable causing two deep puncture wounds and bleeding.

The woman was taken to Grafton Hospital to undergo tests before being taken to Grafton Police Station.

She was charged with wound police officer executing duty reckless as to actual bodily harm, resist officer in execution of duty, and assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm.

The Toormina woman was granted conditional bail due to appear before Grafton Local Court on Monday 25 November 2019.

The officer was transported to Grafton Hospital for treatment.

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