PAIR PLEAD ‘NOT GUILTY’
A Wagin couple accused of assaulting police during a random breath test last month plan to fight the charges in court.
An engaged Wagin couple who allegedly assaulted two Wagin police officers in May pleaded not guilty to their charges in Narrogin Magistrate’s Court last Tuesday.
Daniel James Dwane, 33, pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault of a public officer, while Kassandra Monica Chilcott, 30, pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault public officer under prescribed circumstance.
They will face trial in Narrogin Magistrate’s Court on August 21.
No conditions have been placed on their bail.
The alleged attack took place on the night of Saturday, May 19, as Mr Dwane and Ms Chilcott travelled home with two friends from a 21st birthday event in Wagin.
Police allege two officers stopped the vehicle about 11pm for a random breath test.
Police allege Mr Dwane and Ms Chilcott became aggressive towards the two officers and each other.
Police allege a male sergeant intervened, and that Mr Dwane wrestled him to the ground.
It will be alleged the sergeant then tried to assist the female officer, but he was further assaulted by both the woman and the man.
The officers called for back-up after they used capsicum spray on the couple.
Both officers were treated at Wagin Hospital for lacerations and bruising, according to the police statement at the time.
The couple were given a fourweek adjournment to seek legal advice on their initial May 22 appearance.
Kassandra Monica Chilcott and Daniel James Dwane.