Drunken parolee attacked female officer during arrest

A SELF-confessed alcoholic with no memory of assaulting a female police officer received an 18-month suspended sentence for the offence.

Danny Anthony Meyer pleaded guilty to single counts of assaulting or obstructing a police officer and committing public nuisance.

An alcohol and medication-fuelled outburst at 3.50am on August 18 saw Meyer leave an Ormiston St address "looking for a fight" said police prosecutor Mick O'Rourke.

After trying to fight the driver of a vehicle on J Hickey Dr, Meyer was restrained on Chapman Dr, where he assaulted a female officer as she arrested him.

Meyer swore at the policewoman, before attempting to punch her in the face and then kicked her in the leg.

As he was being arrested Meyer, on parole at the time, tried to bite the female officer.

Magistrate Russell Warfield warned Meyer such behaviour had no place in society.

"This irrational behaviour and an allegation of an attempted bite won't be tolerated," Mr Warfield said.

"Police aren't punching bags for you or anybody else."

Meyer received a wholly suspended sentence, with convictions recorded for both charges.

Court bites back:

  • Sentenced to four months' prison for assaulting police officer
  • Two months prison for public nuisance charge
  • Both sentences wholly suspended for 18 months
  • Convictions recorded for both charges


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