Man accused of biting officer

A MAN accused of biting a police officer on the arm will be kept in custody until next week.

Police were called to a single-vehicle crash at Kalbar on Thursday night but when they arrived the driver allegedly attacked them.

It will be alleged the 35-year-old became violent and aggressive toward police, repeatedly striking out at the officers.

A taser was deployed and the man was restrained without further incident.

Southport resident Carl Lindsey Newton appeared barefoot and wearing brown tracksuit pants and a jumper in Ipswich Magistrates Court yesterday charged with 13 offences related to the alleged incident.

Magistrate Michael Quinn ordered Newton to consent to a disease test due to the biting allegation.

Defence lawyer Justin Thomas did not apply for bail because his client wanted to investigate residential rehabilitation facilities first.

Newton will next face court on January 14.



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