Man doesn't recognise police authority, still fined $900

A MAN who kicked police in the shins, called them "dogs" and pushed another police officer has been fined $900 for the incident.

Peter James Connor pleaded guilty in Maryborough Magistrates Court to two counts of assaulting police and one count of obstructing police.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Kathryn Stagoll said police were called to a park on Torquay Road after a report of a disturbance about 6.20pm on January 29.

She said police asked for his mobile phone to view footage of the incident but Connor refused and became aggressive.

The court heard when police moved toward Connor he used an open hand to push them away causing them to stumble backwards.

"He said that he does not recognise any authority of the courts and the courts were corrupt," Sgt Stagoll said.

She said Connor then began to yell at police and called them "dogs".

Police placed Connor under arrest and he kicked out at one of the officers, hitting him in the shins.

Defence lawyer Travis George said Connor was already distressed when police arrived due to an incident with another person at the park.

Mr George said Connor only became violent when police began to detain him and his partner.

Magistrate Dean Wilkinson fined Connor $900 for the three charges.

Topics:  hervey bay hervey bay police maryborough magistrates court police

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