The driver of this Toyota Yaris, abandoned in the middle of the main roundabout on the Hervey Bay-Maryborough Rd intersection with Booral Rd, was apprehended by police in nearby bushland.
The driver of this Toyota Yaris, abandoned in the middle of the main roundabout on the Hervey Bay-Maryborough Rd intersection with Booral Rd, was apprehended by police in nearby bushland. Alistair Brightman

Driver bitten by police dog while being arrested

UPDATE: A 23-year-old Eli Waters man has been charged with seriously assaulting a policeman after a scuffle with a dog squad officer in bushland off the Maryborough-Hervey Bay Rd on Wednesday night.

The man allegedly fled the scene after a crashing his car at the Booral Rd roundabout about 6pm.

When the dog squad officer located the man in nearby bushland, he allegedly became aggressive and a struggle broke out in which the senior constable suffered neck and facial injuries.

Police said the driver was capsicum sprayed, tasered and bitten by the police dog before he was arrested.

He was then taken to Hervey Bay Hospital with bite wounds to his legs.

The dog squad officer also sought medical treatment for his injuries.

The 23-year-old is due to appear in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on November 20.

He has not been charged with any traffic offences, but police said investigations were continuing.

 

Driver bitten by police dog in bushland

A young driver has been taken to Hervey Bay Hospital after he was bitten by a police dog while allegedly attempting to flee the scene of a crash.

The man, aged in his 20s, was believed to have also been tasered during a scuffle with a dog squad officer in bushland off the Hervey Bay-Maryborough Rd on Wednesday night.

It is alleged the man fled the scene after driving his Toyota Yaris into the middle of the large roundabout at the intersection with Booral Rd shortly after 6pm.

It is believed the dog squad officer chased the driver into bushland before a scuffle broke out.

He tried several times to call for back-up but other officers were having trouble hearing his radio amid the kerfuffle.

Three other crews were deployed, but they had difficulty finding him in the darkness.

Eventually they were able to take hold of the young driver after he was bitten by the police dog.

His injuries are not yet known.

Police have gone to the hospital to investigate, but so far no charges have been laid.



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