A Childers man is facing jail time after allegedly spitting on and trying to bite police officers.
A Childers man is facing jail time after allegedly spitting on and trying to bite police officers.

No bail for man accused of spitting on, trying to bite police

A CHILDERS man is staring down the barrel of a lengthy stay in jail after he allegedly spat on and tried to bite three police officers who were arresting him.

Police received reports on Thursday afternoon of a man acting disorderly and who had fallen over in the Childers CBD shortly before 5pm.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Barry Stevens said a male and female officer attended and found Ryan William Lavis who appeared to be intoxicated.

"The defendant was originally granted bail in Childers on May 17, 2013 for some summary offences," Sgt Stevens told Bundaberg Magistrates Court at a bail application hearing on Friday.

His bail conditions stipulated he was not to consume any alcohol and to submit to random breath tests by police.

Sgt Stevens said when police tried to arrest Lavis on suspicion of breaching bail, he allegedly became violent.

During the course of the struggle, police allege Lavis tried to bite the female officer on the arm and the male officer on the leg.

He then allegedly spat his blood and saliva on them.

Sgt Stevens said when Lavis got to the police station a third female officer tried to calm him down but he tried to spit on her too.

"It escalated to the point where (pepper) spray was deployed," Sgt Stevens said.

Sgt Stevens opposed bail.

"It's a disgusting and degrading act biting and spitting on police officers," Sgt Stevens said.

"The defendant has a concerning history.

Lawyer Rian Dwyer said his client was a father of two.

"He understands the consequences (of breaching bail) now," Mr Dwyer said.

"He is fully aware that upon a plea of guilty he will serve time and he needs time to get his affairs in order."

But Magistrate Deb Vasta denied the bail application saying Lavis was an unacceptable risk of reoffending.

"It's a very serious offence," she said.

"The chances of you serving a substantial term of imprisonment (if convicted) are quite strong."

Lavis's case will come before the court again on June 17 via video link.



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