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Woman faces court over alleged biting attack

Update: October 28, 8.45am

THE woman charged with biting a man who drove her home from the pub has appeared in court.

Rachael Louise O'Keefe, 23, of Bogangar, appeared briefly in Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday, charged with reckless wounding and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. 

Ms O'Keefe pleaded not guilty to both charges. 

The TAFE student allegedly bit 39-year-old Paul McGivern of Pottsville on the hand after he offered to drive her and a colleague home earlier this month. 

About 11am Monday October 6, she allegedly attacked Mr McGivern, while her colleague allegedly stuck her fingers up his nose, while he was driving his car. 

Ms O'Keefe was on bond and probation for another matter at the time of the incident. 

The matter was adjourned to Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday December 8. 

 

Initial report: October 7, 10.56am

A woman has been charged after allegedly biting the man who offered to drive her home from work. 

On Monday evening, a 39-year-old Pottsville man offered to drive home two female employees of a pub he'd been at,Tweed-Byron LAC Inspector Darren Steel said. 

About 11pm, police were informed of a serious assault taking place in the vehicle, which was then on Boomerang St, Kingscliff. 

One of the women allegedly stuck her fingers up the driver's nose, causing a tear to his skin, while the other allegedly bit him on the hand, resulting in a "significant laceration". 

The 23-year-old woman who allegedly bit the man was charged with reckless wounding and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. 

Insp Steel said she was granted bail to appear in Tweed Heads Local Court on October 27. 

No charges were laid against her co-worker, who, it's claimed, stuck her fingers up the man's nose. 



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