Man attempts to bite police officer during traffic stop

A MAN has been charged with a range of serious offences following an incident in Surfers Paradise last night.

It will be alleged that around 10.30pm, a car was observed driving erratically near the Surfers Paradise Safe Night Precinct.

Around 12.30am, the same car allegedly hit two parked cars on the corner of Cypress Avenue and Riverview Parade before leaving the scene.

A short time later, police were advised that an extensively damaged vehicle had hit a street sign on Karloo Street.

On arrival, police located a 23-year-old Southport man a short distance away and arrested him on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The man allegedly became abusive towards police and attempted to spit at and bite them before refusing to take a roadside alcohol and drug test.

He was transported to Surfers Paradise station where he allegedly continued to both verbally and physically abuse police.

He has been charged with one count each of public nuisance, contravene direction, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle while adversely affected by an intoxicating substance, drive without due care and attention, Fail to attach number plates, fail to provide a specimen for breath analysis, fail to provide specimen for road-side test, fail to apply for transfer of car registration, serious assault police, threats and wilful damage of police property.

He was also charged with two counts of fail to stop at a road incident.

He is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court today.

Topics:  southport magistrates court traffic offences

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