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Man fined for cursing at officers

A man who cursed at officers after he was spotted driving the wrong way on Reid Street was fined $700 this morning.

Jamal Manders, 44, pleaded guilty to two counts of using offensive words and one count of disobeying a traffic sign.

The court heard that at around 9pm on May 18, officers were on duty on Reid Street when they saw Manders riding in a westerly direction down the road, with the flow of traffic.

With the officers looking on, Manders then performed a U-turn, and began to travel in the wrong direction.

The officers stopped him and spoke to him about his driving but Manders became irate, shouting at the police: “F*** you and your f***ing magistrate.”

He was warned that using offensive words was an offence, but reportedly continued to shout and curse, telling the officers he would make them “lose their teeth”.

Appearing in court, Manders apologised to Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo, who fined him $300 for each count of offensive words and $100 for disobeying a traffic sign.

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