Car ran over officer's foot
JOSHUA Walker, a Southport car detailer, swore at a police officer then drove over the constable's foot in his car when he sped away from a Police random breath test on Sexton Hill at Banora Point on April 26.
Walker, 21, made a bail application in Lismore Local Court that was opposed by the police prosecutor on the grounds the Gold Coast man used the car as an offensive weapon to escape from police, had refused a breath test, may not attend court if released, and had lengthy police records in Queensland and NSW.
Walker was charged with using an offensive weapon (his car) to prevent detention; failing to undergo a breath test; resisting police; and driving while disqualified.
In police facts put before magistrate Michael Dakin when senior constable Troy Hamilton from the Tweed Byron Highway Patrol stopped Walker at the RBT near Terranora Road at 1.50am, Walker swore at him then put his car into gear to drive off.
When Sen Const Hamilton yelled at him “stop, you are under arrest”, Walker is alleged to have accelerated harshly, with the rear right wheel running over the officer's left foot.
He absconded after abandoning his car 50 metres down the road. A male passenger in the car was found with a “substantial amount of ecstasy pills”.
Walker was granted conditional bail by magistrate Michael Dakin including a $500 cash surety, and ordered to report daily to Nerang police. His matter was adjourned to Tweed Heads Local Court on July 20.