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Bishop Auckland man fined for obstructing a police officer
A MAN who was aggressive towards police officers after being arrested on suspicion of drink driving appeared before magistrates in Newton Aycliffe today (Wednesday, October 24).
Dwayne Howard, of Redworth Road, Shildon, admitted he had obstructed officers in the execution of their duty on July 15.
David Maddison, prosecuting, described how Howard became irate inside the police vehicle after learning that he was being taken to Durham Police Station rather than Bishop Auckland.
“He grabbed hold of the officer’s limbs in and tried to pull them closer to him,” said Mr Maddision.
The court heard how Howard refused to let go of one of the officer’s knees, forcing his colleague to use a taser gun.
The 25-year-old, who was unrepresented, said: “I am sorry about what happened. It was out of order.”
Howard was ordered to pay a £73 fine, £50 costs and a £15 victim’s surcharge.