Man subdued with capsicum spray

A 22-YEAR-OLD Brisbane man has been charged with assaulting police, obstructing police and trespassing after an alleged incident at the Caltex Truck ‘N Travel on the Cunningham Highway early yesterday morning.

About 3am police attended the office area of the road house and found the man asleep.

A police media spokesperson said the man allegedly became violent when woken by police, striking at officers and knocking furniture over.

Warwick police said they believed the man had been waiting at the Caltex for a mate from Brisbane to pick him up when he fell asleep.

“Police used two cans of capsicum spray to subdue him,” a Warwick police spokesman said.

“The man was taken by ambulance to Warwick Hospital and released at 7.30am yesterday.”

The 21-year-old Tingalpa man has been charged with one count each of assaulting police, obstructing police and trespassing and will appear in the Warwick Magistrates Court on April 27.

No one was injured during the incident.

In an unrelated matter, another 21-year-old man will appear in the Warwick Magistrates Court at a later date after allegedly driving erratically and at high speeds on the Warwick-Allora Road on Friday night.

The police media spokesperson said about 6.40pm on Friday police spotted a white Ford sedan allegedly travelling at high speed on the Warwick-Allora Road.

Police followed the vehicle for a distance before deciding the vehicle was allegedly being driven in a dangerous manner.

They tried to intercept the vehicle but it allegedly sped off. Officers terminated the pursuit after a short distance for safety reasons.

Further investigations led police to an address in Warwick where they found the alleged driver and vehicle. Again, no one was injured during the incident.

The man was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to stop, driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle and unlicensed driving.



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