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Woman Charged After Punching Cop During School Pick Up

A woman has been charged with assaulting a police officer and high-range drink driving after an incident broke out during school pick-up in Quakers Hill.

The 43-year-old woman allegedly mounted the kerb in a red Holden Barina at the intersection of Joseph Banks Drive and Solander Road, Kings Langley on Tuesday afternoon.

An off-duty police officer from the State Crime Command witnessed the incident and spoke with the woman. Police will allege that the woman became aggressive towards the officer before punching him in the face.

Police will also allege that the woman had two children, aged 10 and 11, in the vehicle prior to the single-vehicle crash.

Officers from Quakers Hill Police Area Command were called to the scene for back up and they gave the woman a road-side breath test, which proved positive.

The woman was arrested and taken to Riverstone Police Station where she was given a second breath-test and received a reading of 0.165. This is three times over the legal alcohol limit.

She has since been charged with an array of offences including use unregistered vehicle, negligent driving, assault officer in execution of duty and high-range PCA.

The off-duty officer that was allegedly assault sustained minor injuries but did not require medical assistance.

The 43-year-old woman will face Blacktown Local Court on Monday May 28.

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