Intoxicated and out of control
WOOLGOOLGA police had a tough time controlling two intoxicated youths in the town early yesterday.
A 16-year-old boy, who abused and challenged officers to a fight, was charged with resisting arrest, while in a separate incident a young girl allegedly assaulted officers.
The drama unfolded at the Beach Street reserve at about 10pm.
Police instructed a group of intoxicated under-age youths to move on from the area.
They returned to Nightingale Street an hour later and spoke to one young man about his behaviour.
In a tirade of abuse, the 16-year-old called police just about every obscene name under the sun in what officers called a disgraceful show of aggression.
He was tackled, grappled with an officer on the ground and grabbed at the officer’s appointments on his belt, before being overpowered.
He was handcuffed and walked to the police station where he gave officers a false name.
When his true identity was confirmed, the boy was charged and then handed over to the custody of his father.
Meanwhile, the other incident saw a 16-year-old girl allegedly kick an officer as she was placed in a police vehicle.
Officers feared for her safety when she was seen walking with four male youths in Fawcett Street at 11.55pm.
Well affected by alcohol and incoherent, she lashed out at police before being charged with assault on an officer.
Another teenager, who police believe may have been drinking, had his keys confiscated when he was found asleep in his car at the beachside reserve.