Gyrating upon officer leads to conviction

A MAN who gyrated against a police officer's leg has received nine months' probation.

Kingaroy police Sergeant Wayne Bushell told the Kingaroy Magistrates Court such an act was totally unacceptable and showed total disrespect for police.

Police were called to an address at Thelma St, Kingaroy, at about 11pm on the Kingaroy Show long weekend.

Sgt Bushell told the court Kerrod Donald Orme, 22, first gyrated against a female police officer's leg before he spat at her.

The spit landed on her shoe.

Sgt Bushell said Orme told the police woman he would spit on her face if she did not "hurry up" and "piss off".

It was alleged Orme caused issues for police two times on the night, first at the residential address and later at the Commercial Hotel where he was refused entry.

Sgt Bushell told the court it was totally unacceptable for anyone to gyrate against a police officer.

"His behaviour calls upon the court to offer a strong deterrent," he said.

"He should go to jail and spend active time."

Defence solicitor Ange Taylor said Orme was visiting from Springfield Lakes for the long weekend.

She said Orme had a history of alcohol-related problems including binge drinking, but said behaving like this in front of police was out of character.

Orme pleaded guilty to two counts of assault and obstruct on a police officer.

Magistrate Barry Barrett said the only thing in Orme's favour was his early plea of guilty.

"You have issues that need to be addressed," he said.

"Your behaviour, although alcohol fuelled, is not condoned."

He was sentenced to a nine-month probation order and a conviction was recorded.

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