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Serious assault police, Weipa

Police on patrol in Weipa on Friday at about 7.30pm observed a vehicle driving erratically on River Drive, Rocky Point.

The driver, a 45-year-old Trunding woman recorded a positive reading at the roadside and was placed in the police vehicle to be transported back to the police station.

A 23-year-old Rocky Point woman and her two small children were also in the vehicle.

Whilst police made arranged to get the woman and her children home, the 23-year-old became verbally abusive and attempted to open the rear of the police vehicle and interfere with the arrest of the older woman. 

As an officer attempted to stop the woman, she punched the officer in the face causing bruising and swelling to the officer’s eye and nose which required medical treatment.

As police attempted to restrain the woman, she spat and kicked both officers. 

The 23-year-old was charged with one count of serious assault police causing bodily harm, serious assault police and two counts of obstruct police.

The 45-year-old woman was charged with midrange drink driving after recording a reading of 0.133.

Both women are scheduled to appear in the Weipa Magistrates Court on October 13.

Police ensured the children were cared for by a family member.