Tonight on the news was an item about a breathalyser policeman who was almost hit by a car at a breathalyser stop.
The film crew for the news item were filming when it happened. The report said that the car hit the light wand held by the police officer trying to stop the car.
Now, I know that you must stop when the police order you to.
However, I have seen some foolish actions by police who have stepped out in front of speeding cars - I don't know what they were thinking, if the driver is speeding or drunk they may not be paying attention and could therefore not be able to stop in time.
In this case the policeman stepped out of the way as the car went past, and he threw the light wand at the car's windscreen. The car did not hit the light while he was holding it.
The police pursued the vehicle but lost them, but they have the car's rego.
Having said all that, the book should be thrown at the driver who drove through the stop, he/she was clearly being signalled to stop for the breathalyser.