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Magistrate hands out $1,000 fine to man who obstructed Police

A Sandys man was fined after he admitted obstructing officers as they attempted to arrest his wife.

Curtis Swan grabbed his wife’s handbag and tried to ride away as officers tried to arrest her for an outstanding warrant.

The 59-year-old pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court yesterday to one count of obstructing an officer.

Crown counsel Cindy Clarke said police stopped Swan on Langton Hill, Pembroke around 3.30pm on August 5.

He was riding a motorcycle with his wife as a pillion passenger at the time.

The officers discovered that Swan’s wife had an outstanding warrant and attempted to arrest her.

Swan then grabbed his wife’s handbag and attempted to get back on his bike, but was stopped by police.

The bag was later found to contain unspecified materials which were seized by the officers.

Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner fined Swan $1,000 or 30 days in prison in default of payment.

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Published September 14, 2011 at 9:51 am (Updated September 14, 2011 at 9:51 am)

Magistrate hands out $1,000 fine to man who obstructed Police

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