POLICE had to use OC spray to detach a woman biting the arm of an officer, who was attempting to arrest her on the Central Coast.
Two Tuggerah Lakes officers were sent to Warnervale Road, Hamlyn Terrace, after a vehicle hit a parked car shortly before 9pm on Friday.
The driver allegedly fled the scene.
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When the alleged driver, a 32-year-old woman, was found in nearby Primrose Drive a short time later, police attempted to take her into custody.
It was during the arrest that the woman allegedly bit the officer’s right forearm and OC spray had to be used to detach the woman from the officer’s arm.
The officer was taken to Wyong Hospital where he has had a tetanus shot and antibiotic treatment. He is undergoing tests as a precaution.
The woman was charged with assault police occasioning actual bodily harm, resist police, assault police, and not provide particulars to other driver.
She was granted conditional bail to appear in Wyong Local Court on Wednesday, March 7.
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