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A driver allegedly hurled vulgarities at police officers and hit one of them on the head after he was involved in a car accident, said police in a statement.
The 35-year-old man was arrested for voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from the discharge of his duty, using abusive language against a public servant, and suspected drink driving.
Police were alerted on Monday (Oct 31) at about 2.35am to a traffic accident involving a car which had collided into a road divider along Middle Road.
When police officers arrived at the scene and engaged the driver, he allegedly hurled vulgarities and hit one of them on the head.
The 31-year-old officer was conscious when taken to the hospital and received outpatient treatment.
Police investigations are ongoing.
The offence of voluntarily causing hurt to deter a public servant from the discharge of his duty carries an imprisonment term of up to seven years, and a fine or caning.
The offence of using abusive language against a public servant carries an imprisonment term of up to 12 months, a fine of up to $5,000, or both.
The offence of driving while under influence of drink carries a fine of not less than $2,000 and not more than $10,000, or an imprisonment term not exceeding 12 months, or both and, in the case of a second or subsequent conviction, a fine of not less than $5,000 and not more than $20,000 and an imprisonment term not exceeding two years.
Offenders may also face disqualification from driving all classes of vehicles.