A Victorian woman in self-captured video has been dragged out of her car by police at a checkpoint.
Saturday, the woman posted the dramatic arrest snippets on her Facebook page and it soon went viral online.
The woman says the footage was recorded under coronavirus guidelines at the Wallan checkpoint separating metropolitan Melbourne from regional victoria.
She claims to have been pulled over for getting her phone connected to the car charger and fixed onto her windshield.
The footage purportedly shows an officer clamber into her car to undo her seatbelt and pull her from the front seat.
“Can you get out of the car please?” the officer asks.
“No, I don’t feel safe, you’re attempting to get into my vehicle,” she responds while getting increasingly distressed.
She starts yelling “what are you doing? “As the officer bends over her and unlocks the door.
A male passenger pleads “she ‘s sick” with police
The woman says she ‘d been pinned to the ground after the video cut out and struggled to breathe.
“They called for backup and had four police officers grab me by the legs and pull me out of my car and arrested me”, she wrote alongside the video.
“While trying to cuff me they had their knees in my back and couldn’t breathe.
“I am shaking, crying and in complete disbelief that I was treated this way.”
What the hell is going on here ? It’s ugly and appears a massive overreach. I won’t jump to any further conclusions as context is important, but there had better be a good explanation by the Andrews Labor government tomorrow. https://t.co/BXTRgguWYP
— Tim Smith MP (@TimSmithMP) September 12, 2020