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Man under police guard after driving offences and assaulting officers - Bellingen

Sunday, 09 July 2017 04:37:32 PM

A man remains under police guard following several driving offences and assaulting police after an incident on the Mid North Coast yesterday.

About 11.45pm (Saturday 8 July 2017), officers from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command were patrolling the Bellingen Township as part of the ‘Winter Music Festival’, when a Holden Commodore was seen to speed through a crossing, narrowly missing pedestrians.

It’s alleged the vehicle crossed on to the incorrect side of the road whilst attempting to make a left hand turn, narrowly missing a police vehicle.

Police attempted to stop the vehicle that accelerated away before hitting concrete bollards in Short Street Lane.

The driver, a 34-year-old man, ran from the car before being tackled by a member of the public and arrested by police.

On route to Coffs Harbour Police Station, the man suffered a medical episode. He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus.

The man allegedly assaulted police on the way to the hospital, requiring further police assistance.

He remains in hospital and upon his release will assist police with their inquiries and charges are expected to be laid.