A Melbourne woman filmed being removed from her car by police has spoken about her arrest amid ongoing online backlash.
Natalie Bonett shared the dramatic footage to her Facebook page this weekend and explained she was going through the Wallan checkpoint in the city’s north, something she does “every single day”, where she produces her license and permit.
Ms Bonett said she recorded a 14 minute video of the incident, showing her being arrested and claims it will leave people “disgusted”.
“I am shaking, crying and in complete disbelief that I was treated this way,” she said.
Victoria Police said a 29-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly refusing to provide her details and driver’s licence at a checkpoint in Kalkallo on Saturday, just before 6pm.
Police added she refused to remove her phone from her windshield.
While the video has been called distressing by some, Ms Bonnett has since copped backlash over it.
On Facebook, one man accused her of seeking attention, while others criticised her for not listening to police.
Ms Bonnett told 7News she feared for her life and the police officer who spoke to her “came across as really arrogant”.
“I just thought I’m going to die here. Like, this is scary right,” she told 7News
She added she didn’t want to hand over information to the officer because she “just didn’t want to deal with him”.
Ms Bonnett is facing a number of charges.
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