A man who provided false details while attempting to cross the border on Saturday morning assaulted an officer at the NSW-Victoria checkpoint, Police says.
NSW Police said three police officers and two Australian Defense Force (ADF) workers were handling a border crossing at Corowa’s Federation Way when a three-person car was stopped this morning around 4:50am.
Police said the 22-year-old female driver and a 25-year-old female passenger in the front seat had valid permits and IDs but a 21-year-old man in the back seat “provided false information.”
Officers said searches on the man showed he had seven outstanding warrants including a parole warrant revocation.
He tried to escape from the car and reportedly kicked senior constable and pushed him to the ground.
Officers from the police and defence forces captured the man after a short altercation.
When police discovered drug paraphernalia in the vehicle, he was taken to Corowa Hospital with concern about “the effects of suspected drug ingestion”
NSW Police said it was awaiting the release of the 21-year-old man from hospital.
The senior constable was treated for facial swelling and bruising before being released from hospital.