A man has been sent to prison for 14 days after spitting at a police officer.
The incident happened during a routine traffic stop on Fenton St in Rotorua on Tuesday April 14.
Police say the 42-year-old man refused to comply with the officer's instructions and spat at him.
He was arrested at the scene and charged with assaulting a police officer.
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"Police have a range of measures in place to protect staff, however given the frontline nature of police work, there is always risk," said police in a statement.
"Spitting at police will not be tolerated, especially due the increased risk associated with Covid-19.
In this case the saliva did not make contact with the officer and he was not required to self-isolate."