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Motorist fined for attacking police officer

A motorcylist who assaulted a police officer and ran off after he was stopped for speeding has been fined $1,100.

Shawn York was pulled over on St John's Road in Pembroke after an officer saw his motorbike run past a stop sign at high speed, Magistrates' Court heard.

York told officers his name was Quincy Jones and that he worked at Belco. He added: “I'm late for work and my ID's at work.”

York then tackled the police officer to the ground and ran off.

But police found documents in the motorcycle that identified York, and arrested him later.

He told police: “I ran because I had warrants. I didn't fight anybody.”

York, 41, pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer and escape from lawful custody on Thursday. He also admitted perverting the course of justice by giving police false information.

The incident took place on September 12 last year.

York, from Pembroke, first appeared in court on January 20 and denied the offences, but switched his plea to guilty.

Magistrate Tyrone Chin fined York $1,100 and ordered him to pay by September 17.

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Published August 24, 2020 at 9:00 am (Updated August 24, 2020 at 8:59 am)

Motorist fined for attacking police officer

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