Man pepper sprayed by police fined $1,250

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A 31-year-old American visitor pepper sprayed by police after a fight on Hamilton’s Front Street was fined $1,250 today.

Magistrates’ Court heard that Bryan Wood, in Bermuda for a family wedding, got involved in a fight in the Dog House pub which spilt out on to the street.

The brawl broke out after Wood took offence at comments made to his girlfriend at the bar.

The court heard police were forced to use pepper spray to subdue Wood, of Fort Lee, New Jersey and that it took several officers to control and arrest him.

The fight happened just after midnight on Saturday.

Wood, who admitted fighting and resisting arrest, told the court he was in Bermuda for his brother’s wedding.

He apologised to the court and the people of Bermuda for his actions.

Wood added: “My judgment was severely lacking.

“I’ve never been in trouble before.”

Magistrate Tyrone Chin fined Wood $500 for fighting and $750 for resisting arrest.

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Published May 21, 2018 at 2:42 pm (Updated May 21, 2018 at 3:19 pm)

Man pepper sprayed by police fined $1,250

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