Police were forced to use OC spray to detach a woman biting the arm of an officer, who was attempting to arrest her at Hamlyn Terrace overnight.
Two officers from Tuggerah Lakes Police District were sent to Warnervale Road, after a parked car was struck by vehicle shortly before 9pm.
The driver allegedly fled the scene.
When the alleged driver, a 32-year-old woman, was found in nearby Primrose Drive a short time later, police attempted to take her into custody.
It was during the arrest that the woman allegedly bit the officer’s right forearm; OC spray had to be deployed to detach the woman from his arm.
The officer was taken to Wyong Hospital where he has had a tetanus shot and antibiotic treatment. He is undergoing tests as a precaution.
The woman was charged with assault police occasioning actual bodily harm, resist police, assault police, and not provide particulars to other driver.
She was granted conditional bail to appear in Wyong Local Court next Wednesday