Charges over paramedic’s injuries

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A SOMERVILLE man has been charged with allegedly assaulting an off-duty female paramedic in a road rage incident in Bungower Road, Thursday 1 November.

The man, 21, allegedly started following the 23-year-old when she flashed her headlights at him after he “cut her off”.

Police will allege that when the woman parked her car, the man approached and smashed her window and kicked her side mirror. He is then alleged to have punched her in the face and struck her with a can of deodorant.

The woman, who was in uniform, suffered facial injuries, including a broken eye socket. She is yet to learn if she will have to undergo surgery.

Detective Senior Sergeant Alan Paxton, of Mornington Peninsula CIU, said the man left the scene but was later apprehended at Frankston. He faced Frankston Magistrates’ Court the next day charged with assaulting an emergency worker and intentionally causing serious injury, as well as possessing cannabis and a controlled weapon. He was remanded in custody to reappear at the same court at a later date.

First published in the Mornington News – 20 November 2018

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