Court: Men accused of threats to paramedics
THE case of two brothers accused of threatening paramedics and damaging an ambulance on Christmas Day has been adjourned until next week.
The pair, one from Tweed Heads and the other from Eagleby in Queensland, are accused of threatening violence against the male and female paramedics.
They are also accused of denting the bonnet and breaking the windscreen and aerial of the ambulance during the incident at Tweed Heads South.
Police allege the ambulance officers responded to a call-out to a man collapsed at Greenway Dr at about 3.40pm on December 25.
But when they arrived, they also found the brothers, aged 20 and 29, and a 16-year-old female yelling at each other.
It is claimed the three were affected by either alcohol or drugs.
It is alleged that while ambulance officers were treating the unconscious male, the 29-year-old brother and female began shouting at them to provide assistance to the girl's father, who was sitting on grass nearby.
The unconscious male then awoke and threatened the officers. Fearing for their safety, they retreated to the ambulance and called for urgent assistance.
Due to alcohol intoxication, or drug ingestion, the situation escalated further.
"The female then climbed onto the bonnet of the ambulance, yelling at the officers inside; a 29-year-old male climbed onto the roof and the 20-year-old male laid down in front of the ambulance to prevent it from driving away," the police statement alleged.
Meanwhile, the sentencing of a 24-year-old Pottsville woman, who pleaded guilty to assaulting two police officers, has been adjourned to March 24.
Brooke Estelle Williamson spat on two police officers while resisting arrest at her brother's home on December 7, according to court documents.
It was her brother who called police, claiming his sister was very drunk and abusing him and the other occupants of his home.
She also spat on the Perspex in the police dock.