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Three people have been arrested after a man claimed to have been hit on the face with a hockey stick at Campbell Crescent, Goonellabah, around 6.15pm yesterday.

After speaking to the victim, police approached the alleged assailant who swore at them before jumping his back fence.

Officers chased and arrested the 45-year-old man in nearby scrub.

During the struggle police allege two sisters, aged 39 and 43, attempted to pull the man from their grip.

They also allege the 43 year-old woman threw a glass bottle at an officer, striking him on the back of the head.

She and the man were arrested and taken to Lismore Police Station.

The man was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, resist police and custody of an offensive weapon.

He was refused bail to attend Lismore Local Court later today (March 23).

The 43-year-old woman was also refused bail and charged with two counts of resist/hinder police and assault police.

Subsequent arrest

Officers planned to serve a future court attendance notice on the 39-year-old but she was subsequently arrested in the early hours of this morning on a drink driving charge

Police allege that she was pulled over at around 1.50am driving a car on Uralba Street, Lismore.

She failed a roadside breath test and was taken to Lismore Police Station where she again failed a breath analysis.

The woman was charged with drive while disqualified, fail to submit to a breath analysis as well as the earlier charge of hinder police.

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