Serious assault on police
A MAN who pleaded guilty to a charge of serious assault told his solicitor he was “appalled and disgusted” at the way he behaved.
Luke Davidson was in court on Monday and also charged with committing a public nusiance offence, contravening a police direction and obstructing police.
At 11.43pm on June 7, police saw Davidson standing in the entrance to Paddy’s Shenanigans, Airlie Beach, smoking a cigarette. He was asked to move away from the door but refused aggressively and with foul language. He refused to state his name to police and violently resisted arrest. As police tried to place him in their vehicle, he kicked one of the constables in the head twice. The officer suffered soreness to his head, neck and shoulders but no medical attention was required.
Duty lawyer Sherrie Meade said the 21-year-old did not go out often. She said that on the night in question he had been drinking beer, then switched to Jim Beam and did not remember much after that.
Magistrate Ron Muirhead said Davidson’s behaviour was “disgraceful”.
For the assault charge, he was sentenced to two months imprisonment and ordered to pay $1000 in compensation costs.
For the other charges he received fines totalling $1550. He was granted immediate parole.