SPIT, KICK, PUNCH: Mum accused of violent roadside tantrum

 

A FAR North mum allegedly punched, kicked and spat at police while her children sat in the back seat after the driver of a car was arrested for drink driving.

Police on patrol in Weipa spotted a vehicle driving erratically on River Dr, Rocky Point, about 7.30pm on Friday.

They pulled the car over and performed a breath test on a 45-year-old Trunding woman, who recorded a positive blood-alcohol reading and was placed in the back of the police vehicle to be taken back to the station.

A 23-year-old Rocky Point woman and her two small children were also in the car.

"While police made arranged to get the woman and her children home, the 23-year-old became verbally abusive and attempted to open the rear of the police vehicle and interfere with the arrest of the older woman," police said in a statement.

"As an officer attempted to stop the woman, she punched the officer in the face causing bruising and swelling to the officer's eye and nose which required medical treatment.

"As police attempted to restrain the woman, she spat and kicked both officers."

The young woman was charged with one count of seriously assaulting police causing bodily harm, seriously assaulting police and two counts of obstructing police.

The 45-year-old woman was charged with mid-range drink driving after recording a reading of 0.133.

Both women are scheduled to appear in the Weipa Magistrates Court on October 13.

Originally published as SPIT, KICK, PUNCH: Young mum accused of violent roadside tantrum


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