Another Tasmanian police officer has been assaulted - the fifth in the past two weeks.
A 41-year-old Hobart man will appear in the Hobart Magistrates Court this morning charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer and breaching the peace following an altercation with police last night.
Police were called to a block of units and provided advice to guests at a noisy party.
About midnight police were again called to the address to respond to a report of unruly behaviour.
Four officers attended the scene and arrested the man and a 41-year-old woman for breaching the peace, before they refused to comply with police directions.
Police said during the arrest, the man spat and punched an officer in the face.
Assistant Commissioner Phil Wilkinson said the officer was treated at the Royal Hobart Hospital for a broken nose.
``The officer is recovering and will return to work in a day or so,'' Assistant Commissioner Wilkinson said. ``While we know policing can be dangerous, it is unacceptable that an officer is assaulted while undertaking their duties.''
A Hobart policewoman was admitted to hospital last Thursday after being bashed unconscious and sprayed with capsicum spray at Risdon Vale.
Two officers were attacked on Hobart's Waterfront in late July following a lone officer was assaulted at Derby.