A woman was arrested yesterday in Wagga Wagga after reportedly intentionally coughing on a police officer.
At around 11.15am police attended a home on Tarakan Avenue, Ashmont, after rumours of an incident of domestic abuse.
Police arrested a 27-year-old man outside the home upon arrival, before attempting to speak to a 24-year-old woman.
“The woman allegedly told the man to cough on police and informed attending officers that they were both waiting on results of a COVID-19 test,” NSW Police said in a statement.
“The woman then allegedly moved in front of a male constable and coughed deliberately in his face, twice, before letting two large dogs off their leads.”
The man was released pending further investigations and the pair was allowed to take the examination at a COVID-19 pop-up clinic.
The two officers attending were exposed to COVID-19 tests, and the findings were negative.
The woman was charged with failing to comply with a COVID-19 Health Directive about spitting and coughing, threatening or bullying with the intention of inducing fear of physical harm and preventing or hindering the execution of her duty by a police officer.
She was given conditional bail, and is due to appear on September 16 at Wagga Wagga Local Court.