A 25-year-old- woman will face court today after she allegedly coughed and spat on a cop when she was pulled over in Greenacre, in Sydney’s southwest.
Police allege the woman ran a red light and ignored a stop sign, and then sped at 120km/h in a 50km/h zone when they tried to pull her over.
They allege the woman then resisted arrest and claimed she was on her way to be tested for COVID-19, before coughing on the officer.
According to footage obtained by 10 Daily, the woman appears to have spat in the officer’s face before he tackled her to the ground.
“I can’t wait to sue you, you fucking dog,” the woman can be heard saying said in the footage.
“Brother, come fix my scarf brother,” she later said to a bystander, asking him to adjust her hijab which had come off.
The woman was charged with assaulting an officer, reckless driving and speeding.
“Police will not tolerate being spat at in any climate, let alone the one we’re facing right now. It’s as simple as that,” said Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander Michael Corboy.
This is the second coronavirus coughing incident to affect NSW Police, after a 21-year-old pulled a prank in Coffs Harbour.
Although the woman did not display symptoms, the officer has been tested for COVID-19 as a precaution.