A Warwick man was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over by police in August.
A Warwick man was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over by police in August. John Wu

'F---ing pigs': Man restrained after police pat down dispute

HURLING a colourful array of swear words at police has landed a Warwick man in court, after he was not impressed by their request for a pat down search.

It was heard at Warwick Magistrates Court this week that Daniel Wayne Barnes was the passenger in a car pulled over by police in August.

Police Prosecutor Ken Wiggan said police had suspicion about drugs inside the vehicle, so they asked Barnes to step out of the car.

"He was told he was detained and refused to put his hands on the car for a pat down,” Sgt Wiggan said.

Sgt Wiggan said Barnes was forcibly retrained, while he called the cops 'f---ing pigs' and 'dog c---s'.

The 38-year-old was put in the back of the police car and later charged.

While he pleaded guilty to one count each of committing public nuisance and obstructing a police officer, Barnes maintained he was not in the wrong.

"I didn't have anything on me and I was in the right,” he said.

Magistrate Bevan Manthey ordered Barnes to pay an $800 fine and no conviction was recorded.



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