Man charged after allegedly driving at security guard while attending COVID-19 testing clinic

Monday, 16 August 2021 07:32:54 AM

A man has been charged after allegedly driving at a security guard at a COVID-19 testing clinic in Sydney’s south at the weekend.

About 10.30am yesterday (Sunday 15 August 2021), a 61-year-old man attended a drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic at Forest Road, Sutherland.

The man allegedly ignored directions from staff before becoming verbally abusive toward a security guard.

When the man was directed to leave the clinic, he allegedly drove his vehicle toward the security guard before colliding with two signs and accelerating from the area.

The man was arrested a short time later at a home at Jannali and taken to Sutherland Police Station.

He was charged with operate vehicle so as to harass/intimidate person, negligent driving and behave in offensive manner in/near public place.

The man was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court on Friday 24 September 2021.

The security guard was not physically injured during the incident.

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