Police women under attack
A MAN will face court today after he allegedly attacked two policewomen in separate incidents yesterday, with capsicum spray used both times to subdue him.
The 23-year-old man was pulled up by a policewoman on Maryborough Street about 10am yesterday, after allegedly speeding outside a school.
But after she stopped to check his details, it is alleged the man did a burnout and drove around the officer before speeding into the CBD.
He was found by two other police officers at a caravan park in Perry Street, North Bundaberg, about 15 minutes later and allegedly became aggressive when they tried to talk to him — resulting in a struggle.
“He allegedly assaulted a female police officer, and had to be subdued with capsicum spray due to his agitated demeanour,” Bundaberg Police Sergeant Michael Prickett said.
The man was taken to Bundaberg Watchhouse, where he allegedly became violent again about an hour later.
“At 11.30am, he was being spoken to by police in his cell when he allegedly assaulted a police officer,” Sgt Prickett said.
He said capsicum spray was used a second time to subdue the man.
Both policewomen suffered minor injuries.
A policeman who allegedly struggled with the man at the caravan park was unhurt.
The man was arrested in relation to outstanding warrants from Rockhampton, and was also charged with two counts of seriously assaulting a police officer, seriously obstructing a police officer, unlicensed driving, dangerous driving, and wilfully creating noise.
The alleged attack comes just three days after two women were charged with assaulting police when a crash on the Isis Highway outside the Bundaberg Caravan Park turned nasty on Monday.