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Cop shoves an elderly man, 77, twice after ‘accusing him of dodging a breath test’ in Sydney

Confronting moment cop shoves an elderly man, 77, twice after ‘accusing him of dodging a breath test’ and his family accuse the officer of assault that ‘could have killed him’

  • Youtham Ashourian got into a confrontation with an officer outside his home
  • Police asked Mr Ashourian if he was driving a car that failed to stop for an RBT
  • The 77-year-old said he told the cop he wasn’t behind the wheel of the car 
  • CCTV footage showed Mr Ashourian approaching the young male officer
  • The officer was then seen roughly shoving the elderly man twice in the chest  

Shocking footage has been released showing a policeman violently shoving an elderly man during an argument.

Youtham Ashourian got into a confrontation with the officer over what he claims was a misunderstanding about a traffic stop.

Mr Ashourian pulled up outside his Penrith home at 7.30 on Saturday night when officers asked him if he was driving his car when it failed to pull over for a random breath test.

Youtham Ashourian got into a confrontation with the officer over a misunderstanding about a traffic stop

The 77-year-old said he told the cop he hadn’t done anything wrong and it wasn’t him behind the wheel.

Mr Ashourian said he became upset after the officer called him a liar.

CCTV footage from a nearby home recorded the encounter, showing Mr Ashourian approaching the young male officer.

The policeman then roughly shoved Mr Ashourian twice in his chest, nearly causing him to lose his footing and fall. 

The policeman then roughly shoved Mr Ashourian twice, nearly causing him to lose his footing and fall

The policeman then roughly shoved Mr Ashourian twice, nearly causing him to lose his footing and fall

Police said Mr Ashourian failed to provide details of the person driving his car who failed to stop

Police said Mr Ashourian failed to provide details of the person driving his car who failed to stop

‘Police should take care of people,’ Mr Ashourian told Nine News. ‘They are not to assault people. This is assault.’

His son Tom was also outraged by the incident, saying if he fell over and hurt his head he could have died.

‘He nearly fell over. If he fell over I don’t think he would have been able to put his hands down and probably would have hit his (head),’ he said.  

Police said Mr Ashourian failed to provide details of the person driving his car who allegedly failed to stop. 

A court notice will be issued to compel him to named that person.

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