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Motorist Accused Of Spitting On Police Officer

As we all do our best to obey 'social distancing laws' during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been revealed that a man has spat on a Police Officer in Townsville.    

It is alleged the 42-year-old man was pulled over at Aitkenvale for a random breath test overnight.  

Just after 9:00PM on Wednesday, Police observed a red Ford Territory drive out of a hotel establishment and mount a kerb on Charters Road.

Police intercepted the vehicle and asked the 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 on Thursday.  

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