THREE Guardia Civil agents have been injured while carrying out a routine breath test on a motorist in Marbella.

One traffic officer was left with a broken hand and strained tendons, and his two colleagues with skin lesions, after the man they breathalised turned on them.

The driver, who was found to be twice over the alcohol limit, was taken into custody and is due to appear before a judge charged with assaulting an official and drink driving.

The officers have been praised by the authorities for the handling of the matter.

The Association for Guardia Civil in Malaga said it will push for the attacker to get the maximum penalty for his crimes.

“We want to make it clear that crimes like this will not be tolerated, our agents have the right to work without being put at risk, and citizens have the right to go about their business without fear of crime.”

Earlier in the summer the former mayor of Velez Malaga was arrested for being over the drink drive limit and injuring a Guardia officer.

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