Jindabyne man charged over alleged assault at camp ground

A 41-year-old Jindabyne man has been arrested after allegedly crashing into another vehicle, while driving through a camping area at the Station Resort in Jindabyne in the early hours of Monday morning.

The man then had a confrontation with a number of campers before allegedly assaulting a female.

Police say he then continued to drive his vehicle around the camping area, harassing and abusing others.

Jindabyne Police attended the camping area where they arrested the man and took him to the Cooma Police Station, charging him with assault and drunk driving.

Monaro Local Area Command crime manager Shane Box said this was the first incidence of bad behavior since the Snowy Mountains Muster began on Sunday, December 29.

“This was the first incident of the Muster,” he said. “It's just unfortunate this bloke has ruined things for everyone else.”

There were a number of witnesses at the camp site that have provided statements to police.

The man charged has been bailed to appear at the Cooma Local Court January 21.

This incident comes as figures released by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research show malicious damage to property is down by 25.2 per cent in the Cooma-Monaro region and 25.5 per cent in Queanbeyan.

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