Police officer tears off woman's car window after she refuses to leave vehicle

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An Australian police officer ripped out the window of a woman's car in order to open the door after she refused to step outside the vehicle, footage shows.

On Wednesday 1:00 PM local time in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, an officer asked 52-year-old Helen Delaney to wind her window down, as seen in the video filmed by Delaney's passenger.

She refused to do as she was told by law enforcement and also did not give her name or driver's license, telling the cop he had "no jurisdiction".

He told the woman that he had stopped her as she had been driving without registration.

Per the Daily Mail, the registration of the car Delaney had been driving had expired last summer.

She was arrested and charged with a series of offences and was bailed to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court on Thursday.

Delaney was charged with outstanding warrants and the use of an unregistered motor vehicle on road.

She was also charged with using a vehicle with motor vehicle tax not paid, using an uninsured motor vehicle on road, refusing to show officers her driver’s licence and share her name and address. She also failed to submit to breath test.

In the video, Delaney and her passenger told the officer they were "travelling", as opposed to driving.

The exchange became increasingly tense as the driver and passenger refused to give their details to the officer.

Later, the cop called for additional support from officers while telling Delaney he would rip the car window out if she did not follow his instructions.

He also stated numerous times that they would be arrested if they did not share their details with them.

The passenger then tells the officer: "You have no authority here. Who do you derive your authority from? There is no sovereign in this country. Don't you dare think you guys have authority here."

Becoming exasperated, the cop took hold of the window and ripped it out and then reached through and opened the door.

He told the two that they were under arrest.

The passenger is then heard saying: "You're a f***ing p****. Man I would just love to get you one on one."

The man continues swearing at the officer as he and his co-workers pull the two out of the vehicle and arrest them.

A statement from NSW Police said: "Just before 1pm yesterday (Wednesday 18 January 2023), officers from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were patrolling the Coffs Harbour area, when they stopped a vehicle on the Pacific Highway.

"Subsequent checks revealed the vehicle’s registration had expired in July 2022. Police spoke with the driver, a 52-year-old woman, who was allegedly wanted on two outstanding arrest warrants for domestic violence-related offences.

"The woman allegedly failed to provide officers with her details and was arrested at the scene and taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station. While at the station, the woman allegedly refused to undergo a breath test.

"The Coffs Harbour woman was refused bail to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court today (Thursday 19 January 2023)."

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Police officer tears off woman's car window after she refuses to leave vehicle

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By VT

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An Australian police officer ripped out the window of a woman's car in order to open the door after she refused to step outside the vehicle, footage shows.

On Wednesday 1:00 PM local time in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, an officer asked 52-year-old Helen Delaney to wind her window down, as seen in the video filmed by Delaney's passenger.

She refused to do as she was told by law enforcement and also did not give her name or driver's license, telling the cop he had "no jurisdiction".

He told the woman that he had stopped her as she had been driving without registration.

Per the Daily Mail, the registration of the car Delaney had been driving had expired last summer.

She was arrested and charged with a series of offences and was bailed to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court on Thursday.

Delaney was charged with outstanding warrants and the use of an unregistered motor vehicle on road.

She was also charged with using a vehicle with motor vehicle tax not paid, using an uninsured motor vehicle on road, refusing to show officers her driver’s licence and share her name and address. She also failed to submit to breath test.

In the video, Delaney and her passenger told the officer they were "travelling", as opposed to driving.

The exchange became increasingly tense as the driver and passenger refused to give their details to the officer.

Later, the cop called for additional support from officers while telling Delaney he would rip the car window out if she did not follow his instructions.

He also stated numerous times that they would be arrested if they did not share their details with them.

The passenger then tells the officer: "You have no authority here. Who do you derive your authority from? There is no sovereign in this country. Don't you dare think you guys have authority here."

Becoming exasperated, the cop took hold of the window and ripped it out and then reached through and opened the door.

He told the two that they were under arrest.

The passenger is then heard saying: "You're a f***ing p****. Man I would just love to get you one on one."

The man continues swearing at the officer as he and his co-workers pull the two out of the vehicle and arrest them.

A statement from NSW Police said: "Just before 1pm yesterday (Wednesday 18 January 2023), officers from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were patrolling the Coffs Harbour area, when they stopped a vehicle on the Pacific Highway.

"Subsequent checks revealed the vehicle’s registration had expired in July 2022. Police spoke with the driver, a 52-year-old woman, who was allegedly wanted on two outstanding arrest warrants for domestic violence-related offences.

"The woman allegedly failed to provide officers with her details and was arrested at the scene and taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station. While at the station, the woman allegedly refused to undergo a breath test.

"The Coffs Harbour woman was refused bail to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court today (Thursday 19 January 2023)."

Featured image credit: 1ABilder / Alamy