Kalgoorlie Police have charged a man after a Police Officer was assaulted while conducting a random breath test vehicle stop in Kalgoorlie last night.

About 10.30pm last night the officers conducted a random breath test vehicle stop on a Toyota Landcruiser on Hannans Street, Kalgoorlie.

A police spokesman said police advised the driver he was required to provide a sample of his breath and it will be alleged he then attempted to drink from a juice bottle.

The officers attempted to remove the bottle and it will be further alleged the man struggled with the officers.

The driver was removed from the vehicle and continued to be aggressive. Officers were forced to restrain the man, who it will be alleged kicked one of the officers to the stomach during the vehicle stop.

The driver was taken to hospital for treatment to a minor injury he received during the incident and was then interviewed at the Kalgoorlie Police Station.

A 38-year-old man from Kalgoorlie has been charged with Obstruct Public Officer, Excess 0.08% and Failed to Ensure Safe
is due to appear in the Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court on Monday, September 2.

The West Australian

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