Lovell tried to flee from police
A man was fined $500 after he admitted trying to avoid arrest.
Marco Lovell, 39, from Southampton, pleaded guilty to wilfully obstructing an on-duty police officer.
Magistrates’ Court heard that police responded to a report of a damage-only collision in St George’s on April 28.
Lovell told police he had been involved in a crash with a tourist riding a rental motorcycle. A check revealed Lovell did not have a driver’s licence and had $1,300 worth of outstanding warrants.
The court heard Lovell tried to push past police after they told him about the warrants.
He told the officers: “I’m not going anywhere.”
Lovell had to be forced to the ground and handcuffed as he continued to struggle.
Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo fined Lovell $500.
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