Police seek witnesses to police assault

Police are seeking any witnesses to an incident where a police officer was assaulted at Elizabeth Downs on Thursday.

Just before 9pm on Thursday 6 August, Northern District Police spotted a silver Holden sedan, registration XA288M, committing traffic offences on Hamblynn Road at Elizabeth Downs.

Whilst the car was stopped at a service station, police attempted to speak to the driver through an open door, the car suddenly reversed, dragging the officer alongside the vehicle. The occupant of the vehicle then allegedly assaulted the officer. The officer managed to break free and the vehicle took off at high speed. The officer sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

After an investigation, on Friday 7 August, Detectives from Northern District Criminal Investigation Branch attended an address in Craigmore and locate the silver Holden sedan. A 28-year-old man was arrested at the address and charged with endanger life, assaulting a prescribed emergency worker and driving unlicensed. He was been refused bail and will appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on Monday 10 August.

Investigations are continuing and detectives would like to hear from anyone who saw the incident or who may have dashcam vision of the incident on Hamblynn Road, Elizabeth Downs to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au

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