By Imogen Knowles
A 17-year-old man attempted to drown a police dog when he was restrained by the dog at Urraween last night.
The Urangan man, and a 16-year-old accomplice, tried to evade arrest when they were caught trespassing and allegedly throwing bottles at residents who tried to stop them.
Quattro, the police dog, tracked down the 17-year-old offender in a creek bed.
The offender then attempted to drown the dog by pushing Quattro’s head under the water until the dog handler broke up the attack.
The dog received no injuries.
The 17-year old man has been charged with attempting to kill a police dog, two counts of assault, four counts of trespass and obstructing police.
He will appear in Harvey Bay Magistrates Court today.
The 16-year-old has been charged with obstructing police, two counts of assault and three counts of trespass and will be dealt with under the Youth Justice Act.