Drunk Driver Attacks Policeman

Friday, November 8, 2019
By Hugh MacArthur

AND Avenida de Europa, MalagaA female driver has been found guilty of drink driving and attacking a police officer whilst being arrested. Her passenger was found guilty of aggression, as well.

The incident took place in the early hours of the 1st of July, 2014 when the driver, A.R. and her passenger, N.P. were driving along Avenida Europa in Málaga giving clear signs of being under the influence of alcohol.

At one  point the driver decided to reverse and backed into a parked car. After the collison she then drove in reverse some 15 metres onto a piece of vacant land.

Unfortunately for her, Policía Local officers out on patrol had seen what had taken place and approached the car to identify the occupants and carry out a breathalyser test on the driver.

However, the driver started kicking and punching one of the police officers in an attempt to leave the scene. At this point the passenger also waded in and started thumping the policeman on his back and shoulder.

As a result of the aggression, the said police officer had to be treated for a torn tendon in his biceps, which required a surgical operation.

When they finally managed to quieten down both women and give the driver a breathalyser, she was found to be over the limit.

As a result of all of this, the judge handed down a 6-month, suspended sentence and the loss of her licence for a year. She also has to pay a 900-euro fine and hand over 6,000 euros in damages to the injured policeman. As for the passenger, the judge fined her 450 euros.

In both cases, the condemned women requested that the fines could be paid by instalments, to which the judge agreed.

(News: Metropolitan Area, Malaga, Andalucia)

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