Police forced to kick in toilet door after woman allegedly locked herself inside

A woman disqualified from driving until 2031 allegedly locked herself in a toilet to avoid being arrested for traffic matters at Cranebrook.

Highway patrol officers had spotted a car traveling on Callisto Drive shortly before 1.30pm on August 4 with number plates that allegedly did not match the vehicle. They attempted to stop the vehicle, however it left the scene and they were unable to locate it, a Penrith police spokesman said.

Checks were conducted and police attended a Cranebrook address, where the vehicle was observed parked behind gates by the officers. 

“Police had a brief conversation with a female [at the scene] and she was advised she was under arrest for being a disqualified driver,” the spokesman said. “She proceeded to walk around furniture, to the point where she ran to the toilet and locked herself in to avoid arrest.

“Police kicked in the door to the toilet and arrested the female, who continued to struggle and thrash her hands about.”

Inquiries revealed the woman was disqualified from driving to 2031, he said.

A 46-year-old Cranebrook woman has been charged with disqualified driving (second offence), resisting a police officer, and other traffic matters.

She is due to appear before Penrith Local Court on August 15.