Taxi Driver And Officer Assaulted

Sarnia police say a taxi driver and police officer were assaulted early this morning.

Just after 2am a cab driver arrived in the area of Netherlands Place. Police say the driver was met by a distraught woman and a belligerent man.

Constable Les Jones says the man broke the side window of the cab, punched the driver and then chased after the taxi as it drove away, causing more damage.

Jones says when officers arrived a struggle ensued during which an officer was kicked in the face.

A 26-year-old man faces charges of assault, mischief to property, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.

Constable Jones says the taxi driver did not need medical attention and the officer was able to return to duty.