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Man jailed for violently resisting arrest

A Paget man violently resisted arrest and unlawfully assaulted two police officers.

Sean Allen, 49, received a total of ten days imprisonment after admitting the offences.

Allen was riding a motorcycle when he was pulled over by police shortly after 4am on November 10. Officers had observed him riding slowly on Ord Road with no lights, prosecutor Susan Mulligan told the court.

After being searched, Allen was informed he was under arrest for outstanding warrants. He tried to flee and in his struggle to escape, he “violently pushed” both officers to the ground. He was wrestled to the ground himself, where he continued to struggle against the officers despite being pepper sprayed.

“This is not how my mother raised me,” Allen later told officers.

In Magistrates' Court Allen apologised and told Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner: “I was only trying to get away. I didn't swing at anyone.”

“It isn't a question of being sorry. You commit these offences over and over,” said Mr Warner, pointing to Allen's history of committing similar crimes.

Allen was fined $1,100 for previous traffic offences.

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Published November 13, 2013 at 8:00 am (Updated November 12, 2013 at 9:24 pm)

Man jailed for violently resisting arrest

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