Police allege a motorist was more than three times over the blood alcohol limit when his car nearly crashed head-on into another vehicle at Wolli Creek.
The man, 42, was charged with resisting arrest as well as high-range drink driving.
A police spokesperson said, just after 10pm on Saturday, officers from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command saw a Ford Falcon driving erratically and nearly crash into an oncoming vehicle on West Botany Street.
"Officers pulled over the vehicle and spoke with the driver, a 42-year-old man," the spokesperson said.
"The man underwent a roadside breath test, which allegedly returned a positive result.
"As he was being arrested, the man allegedly became aggressive and resisted police, causing one officer to sustain minor injuries.
"He was taken to Mascot Police Station, where he underwent a breath analysis test and allegedly returned a reading of 0.183.
"The Chifley man was charged with drive with high-range PCA, and assault police.
"He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today (Sunday).
"The man's licence was also suspended."