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Woman with facial injuries in hospital 

TIERI police are investigating a domestic violence incident which saw a woman flown to Brisbane for facial reconstruction surgery.

Officer-in-charge Senior Constable Duane Killick said the matter was reported to police by paramedics who attended a Tieri home last Friday morning.

A 37-year-old female who had her jaw broken in two places and sustained other facial fractures had waited 10 hours to alert authorities.

"The woman was transported to Emerald Hospital and later flown to Brisbane for facial reconstruction surgery," Snr Const Killick said.

"Police inquiries are continuing, however the husband has been co-operating with police."

No charges have been laid over the incident.

Snr Const Killick said police had taken out a domestic violence application which would be heard in the Emerald court.

Well above limit

A 47-year-old male driver was charged with driving under the influence after returning a high blood alcohol reading of 0.218% at 11.45pm on Friday May 4. The man was intercepted on Garnett St, Emerald.

Two-vehicle smash

AT 6.30am on Friday May 4 police attended the scene of a two-vehicle traffic accident at the intersection of Borilla and Theresa Sts. A sedan needed towing from the scene after the driver of a four-wheel drive failed to give way. The driver was issued with a traffic infringement notice.

Sexual assault

POLICE are investigating the alleged sexual assault of a female either late on Sunday night or in the early hours of Monday morning in the Emerald CBD area. Police urge any witnesses who may have been in the area or witnessed a female in distress at the time to call police or Crime Stoppers.

Police attend fight

AT 11.30pm on Sunday May 6 police attended the Irish Village in Emerald to assist security after a fight broke out at the venue. A 19-year-old male was detained and issued with an infringement notice for failing to leave a premises when ordered to do so. 


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