By Brett Lackey For Daily Mail Australia
00:07 23 Jun 2023, updated 00:39 23 Jun 2023
- Police officer seen repeatedly punching driver in the head
- The man was involved in a crash in Strathpine, QLD on Wednesday
- Cops allege the man threw a wine bottle
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A police officer who brutally punched a driver through a window at the scene of a crash was allegedly reacting to a wine bottle being thrown at him by the driver.
The shocking incident occurred around 1.45pm on Thursday along Gympie Rd, Strathpine in Brisbane’s north – with a bystander’s video sparking outrage.
‘Police will allege the man was drinking from a wine bottle and was under the influence of the substance,’ a statement from Queensland Police said.
Emergency services responded to the crash which resulted in two other cars being impacted.
The man was ‘highly agitated’ and after being told to stay in the car it is alleged he repeatedly tried to leave by kicking the door into the responding officer who used ‘physical force to contain the man’.
‘The man continued to attempt to leave the car and after several verbal warnings, a Taser was deployed by police,’ the statement said.
‘Additional officers arrived on scene and another officer was allegedly spat on by the man.
‘He was then taken in custody and transported by ambulance to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s hospital for treatment to minor cuts, where he remains.
‘Senior police have reviewed body worn footage of the incident.’
Video posted to social media from a distance away shows a police officer arriving and conversing with the driver for a short period before punching him repeatedly through an open window.
The motorist appears in the footage to be resisting the officer while hanging out of the window.
Another video filmed shortly after shows the cop tasering the man.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police.