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Woman charged after three police officers allegedly assaulted - Murray River PD

Thursday, 18 November 2021 12:10:58 PM

A woman has been charged, and police are searching for a teenage boy, after three police officers were allegedly assaulted in the state’s Murray River region overnight.

About 12.40am, officers from Murray River Police District observed a woman allegedly driving along Hardinge and Harfleur Streets, Deniliquin, who police recognised to be an unlicenced driver.

Officers attempted to speak with the driver when the vehicle stopped at Russell Street.

It will be alleged that the woman became physically aggressive toward police – kicking, scratching and punching a male constable, before spitting into the face and mouth of a female constable.

A 16-year-old boy, known to the woman, tried to intervene before he spat on a male senior constable.

He fled the scene and police have commenced inquiries to locate him.

The 40-year-old Deniliquin woman was arrested and taken to Deniliquin Police Station where she subjected to a breath analysis, allegedly returning a positive reading of 0.190.

She was subsequently charged with six offences;

  • drive with high range PCA,
  • resist officer in execution of duty,
  • assault officer in execution of duty,
  • assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm,
  • drive motor vehicle while licence suspended, and,
  • incite to assault police officer in execution of duty

The woman was refused bail to appear at Deniliquin Local Court today (Thursday 18 November 2021).

Inquiries are continuing to locate the boy.