Cop punched in face during traffic stop
TWO men and a woman have been charged after a traffic officer was allegedly assaulted while carrying out random breath tests on the Gold Coast last night.
Two cars were stopped around 8.15pm on Beattie St, Coomera, where both drivers, a man and woman, returned positive test results and were moved to the back of a police car.
A male passenger from one of the stopped vehicles allegedly tried to obstruct the policeman, who called for back-up.
The male driver attempted to escape but as the officer approached the man allegedly punched him in the face.
A 28-year-old Coomera man was charged with one count of serious assault police.
He is expected to appear at Southport Magistrates Court on February 8.
A 19-year-old Labrador man was charged with one count of obstruct police and is expected to appear at Southport Magistrates Court on February 4.
A 48-year-old woman was given a Notice to Appear for obstruct police and drink driving after returning a Blood Alcohol Concentration of .111.
She is expected to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on February 22. The 59-year-old officer was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital with a suspected broken nose.