Of­fi­cer head-butted

Marlborough Express - - NEWS -

A Blen­heim man head­but­ted a con­sta­ble in a failed at­tempt to avoid be­ing ar­rested, a court has heard. Se­bas­tion Regi­nald Lang, 27, was heav­ily in­tox­i­cated on the night of Septem­ber 16, and re­peat­edly shouted abuse at a con­sta­ble on Main St, who even­tu­ally ar­rested him for disor­derly be­hav­iour. Lang re­fused to get into the po­lice van and punched the con­sta­ble sev­eral times in the head, be­fore head­but­ting him. The con­sta­ble had a mild con­cus­sion and bruises to his head. Lang ad­mit­ted re­sist­ing po­lice and ag­gra­vated as­sault on po­lice at the Blen­heim District Court on Mon­day. His lawyer Kent Arnott said al­co­hol was a fac­tor and Lang had since started al­co­hol and drug coun­selling. Judge Tony Zohrab said Lang had a long his­tory of al­co­hol-fu­elled of­fend­ing. He or­dered a drug and al­co­hol re­port and for Lang’s home to be as­sessed for home de­ten­tion. Lang was re­manded on bail to Novem­ber 13.

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