A police officer in Cape Breton conducting a traffic stop allegedly had a cup of hot tea thrown in his face by a female driver.

The officer was responding to a speeding complaint on Jamieson Street near the corner of Victoria Road in Whitney Pier just after 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

The officer reports that after a brief conversation, the woman threw her tea at him from the car.

He called for assistance and the driver was arrested on the scene.

A 26-year-old woman from New Waterford is charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and some motor vehicle infractions.

The officer was not seriously hurt in the incident.

The woman will appear in court in September.