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Man accused of assaulting police officer while trying to evade New South Wales-Victoria border check

A 21-year-old man allegedly attempted to flee police at a NSW-Victoria border checkpoint and punched a senior constable in the face. Pictured: police quiz a driver at the Albury checkpoint in July
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Man is accused of punching a police officer in the face as he was arrested trying to evade a checkpoint on the New South Wales-Victorian border

  • A 21-year-old man allegedly gave police false details at NSW-Victorian border
  • Checks found the Ashmont man was wanted on seven outstanding warrants
  • He allegedly attempted to flee police and punched a senior constable in the face 

A man allegedly punched a police officer in the face before trying to flee from a NSW-Victoria vehicle checkpoint.

The 21-year-old man was travelling in the back seat of a car with a 22-year-old female driver and 25-year-old female passenger at the border crossing at Federation Way at Corowa at 4.50am on Saturday.

After the two women in the front seat gave identification and permits, police allege the Ashmont man gave false information to officers.

Police checks found the man was wanted on seven outstanding warrants, prompting his to try to escape from the check point.

A 21-year-old man allegedly attempted to flee police at a NSW-Victoria border checkpoint and punched a senior constable in the face. Pictured: police quiz a driver at the Albury checkpoint in July

He allegedly punched a senior constable in the face and knocked him to the ground before being arrested by police officers and defence force personnel at the site.

The man was taken to Corowa Hospital over concerns of drug ingestion, while the driver tested positive for methamphetamine. 

Officers searched the vehicle and seized drug paraphernalia, with the driver having her licence suspended for 24 hours.

The senior constable was treated for bruising and facial swelling. 

The man was taken to Corowa Police Station on release from hospital and charged with assault police in execution of duty, resist officer in execution of duty and his other outstanding warrants.

He was refused bail and will appear in Wagga Wagga Local Court on Wednesday.

The man allegedly gave false details to police at the border before attempting to flee. Pictured: motorists queue at the NSW-Victoria border checkpoint at Albury in July

The man allegedly gave false details to police at the border before attempting to flee. Pictured: motorists queue at the NSW-Victoria border checkpoint at Albury in July



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