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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

L-plater crashes, spits on police

A learner driver has been charged with crashing into a parked car and spitting on police officers in Sydney’s east at the weekend.

Police will allege the 21-year-old man – who was driving unaccompanied by a licenced driver – crashed into a parked car then a fence on Lancaster Avenue, Kingsford, about 1.40am on Saturday.

Officers from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command arrived a short time later and spoke to the man, who was allegedly slurring his words, stumbling and smelled strongly of alcohol.

Police attempted to breath test the man, but he allegedly refused a number of times.

The man then allegedly resisted arrest, struggling with police on the ground before spitting at officers.

During the struggle, the man cut his leg on glass from the crash. He was treated on scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics and taken to Prince of Wales Hospital under police guard for treatment and mandatory testing.

Following inquiries, the man was transferred to Maroubra Police Station yesterday, where he was charged with learner not accompanied by driver, resist officer in execution of duty, intimidate police officer in execution of duty without actual bodily harm, assault police officer in execution of duty without actual bodily harm.

He was refused bail and is due to appear in Waverley Local Court today.

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