Man pays price for assaulting police during arrest
A HERVEY Bay man has been fined $1500 for injuring a police officer's hand as he resisted arrest, swearing at police and threatening to "sic the dog" on the officers.
Raymond Leslie Miller plead guilty in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court yesterday to assaulting and obstructing police after they were called to his home for an incident in October last year.
Police Prosecutor Senior Constable Donna Sperling told the court that when the officers arrived, Miller did not comply with instructions.
"The defendant told police to 'f**k off' and he would sic the dog on them," Snr Const Sperling said.
The prosecutor said police had handcuffed Miller's right hand before he started to resist.
"The defendant had one cuff on his right hand and attempted to hit police with the other handcuff," she said.
"The defendant eventually subdued and was handcuffed in front of his body."
She said during the event, a female constable had sustained an injury to her hand.
Miller, who represented himself, said that on the night of the incident he was suffering from pneumonia and also sustained injuries.
He said that during the incident, he was struggling to breathe.
"That's why I was kicking out," Miller said.
"I ended up in hospital with injuries 24 hours later," he said.
Miller was ordered to pay $1500.