A 20-year-old Franklin man has been charged with assault after he allegedly jammed a police officer’s fingers in his car window and drove over the officer’s foot following a traffic stop in Dickson late last night (Saturday, July 21).
The man had been stopped by ACT Policing around 11.50pm on Northbourne Avenue after his Toyota Camry had been detected speeding at 88km/h in a 60km/h zone.
The officer had been attempting to provide the driver with a copy of the Traffic Infringement Notice when he abruptly wound up his car window, jamming the officer’s fingers in the framework.
The driver released the officer’s fingers but then started to drive the car forward. Police drew their batons and instructed the driver to stop, but the car continued forward and over the left foot of the officer.
The officer used his baton to break the driver’s window, then reached in and switched off the ignition so the driver could not proceed further.
The driver was arrested and taken to City Police Station, where he was charged with common assault and a series of traffic offences. He will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on August 2.