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Charge on Church Street

A ROUTINE vehicle intercept in Leongatha quickly turned sour last Tuesday where a police officer was allegedly assaulted.

Members of the Bass Coast Highway Patrol intercepted a vehicle for traffic offences on Church Street, Leongatha at approximately 2.55pm on Tuesday.

The vehicle was carrying two local men aged 35 and 36. When approached during the intercept both men allegedly threatened police officers.

The passenger in the vehicle was intoxicated and made threatening advances.

Police officers deployed OC spray on the men leading to their arrest.

Wonthaggi Police and Bass Coast Highway Patrol worked to pacify the situation however the male passenger lashed out at officers.

One police officer allegedly sustained minor facial injuries after being kicked in the face by the offender.

The offender was transported to Morwell cells with both men set to face Korumburra Magistrates Court for assaulting police at a later date.

Intercept turned nasty: Wonthaggi Police and Bass Coast Highway Patrol were on the scene and used OC spray to subdue the passenger in the vehicle, pictured, when he turned on police.

Intercept turned nasty: Wonthaggi Police and Bass Coast Highway Patrol were on the scene and used OC spray to subdue the passenger in the vehicle, pictured, when he turned on police.

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