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Man 'jumped from taxi'

Monday, 13th December, 2010

A man was injured and also fined after he climbed out the window of a moving taxi on Friday night A man was injured and also fined after he climbed out the window of a moving taxi on Friday night

A man was injured and also fined after he climbed out the window of a moving taxi on Friday night.

Police said yesterday the taxi was travelling along Chloride Street about 9pm when the 22- year-old passenger climbed out the window and landed on the road.

He was taken to the hospital where he was treated for head injuries.

Police said the incident happened as the taxi driver was taking his passenger to the police station after the man told him he did not have enough money to pay for his fare.

The man, who was not seriously injured, was issued an infringement notice for failing to pay a fare. 

Meanwhile, a 19-year-old man was issued with a court attendance notice after abusing police in the early hours of yesterday.

Police said the man became aggressive after officers directed a large group of people hanging around the intersection of Williams and Buck Streets to move on.

Another man has also been fined for abusing police after they told him he was not allowed to drink alcohol in the CBD.

Police said the 20-year-old was near the corner of Blende and Chloride Streets and carrying an open container of alcohol shortly before 2am yesterday.

He was also given an infringement notice for drinking in an alcohol- free zone. 

A 37-year-old woman, meanwhile, was issued a court summons after abusing and pushing a police officer at a house in Argent Street on Friday night.

Police said officers were talking to occupants of the house when the woman interrupted and demanded they give her a ride home.

When they refused she abused the officers and pushed one of them. 

She was arrested and given a summons to appear in court to face charges of assault and hinder police.

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