A man has been charged with 15 offences including assault police and resist arrest in the state’s Hunter Region.
About 6.05am Friday, police attempted to stop an unregistered motorcycle travelling along Cessnock Road at Aberdare.
Police will allege the rider of the motorcycle failed to stop and sped off before crashing into the front of a police vehicle and fleeing the scene on foot.
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The man was arrested after a foot pursuit, where he allegedly assaulted two police officers.
Police said officers discharged OC Spray during the arrest.
Two male senior constables received minor injuries to their upper bodies and were treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics.
The 38 year-old man man was taken to Maitland Hospital for treatment to pre-existing injuries before being taken to Cessnock Police Station.
He was charged with use unregistered registrable class A motor vehicle on road, drive uninsured vehicle, unlicensed for class, drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, enter inclosed land not prescribed premises without lawful excuse, three counts of resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty, two counts of use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, two counts of assault police officer in execution of duty cause actual bodily harm, deal with proceed of crime, take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, and not stop vehicle when directed to do so.
He appeared before court Friday and was refused bail to reappear in Cessnock Local Court Wednesday, January 16.
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