Serious assault of a police officer, Aitkenvale

A 42-year-old man has been charged after allegedly spitting on a police officer during a random breath test at Aitkenvale overnight.

Just after 9pm last night, police observed a red Ford Territory drive out of a hotel establishment and mount a kerb on Charters Road.

Police intercepted the vehicle and requested the 42-year-old driver to undertake a breath test.

The driver allegedly became aggressive and spat on an officer.

The man was arrested and transported to Townsville Hospital for a medical assessment.

He was subsequently charged with one count each of serious assault of a police officer, driving without a license, driving under the influence of liquor and failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis.

The Condon man was refused bail and will appear in Townsville Magistrates Court today.

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