‘Ring the police you mongrel c--ts’: Mitchell man abuses officers
A MAGISTRATE has told a Mitchell man that police officers have a hard enough job without people having to call them “f--kers”, “c--ts” and saying “ring the police you mongrel c--ts”.
Ronald Raymond Willett pleaded guilty in the Mitchell Magistrates Court on October 26 to one count of committing public nuisance.
The court heard at 3.20pm on July 3, Mitchell police officers attended to a house due to a disturbance heard between a man and a woman.
On arrival, Willett told police to “f--k off”, called them “f--kers”, “c--ts” and yelled “ring the police you mongrel c--ts”.
Police prosecutor sergeant Heather Whiting told the court the defendant previously committed a public nuisance offence in 2018.
“That was among other offences which were of much more serious nature,” Sgt Whiting said.
“I note he’s been given terms of imprisonment before but I submit a term of imprisonment for this offence is not within range.”
Willett’s lawyer, Laurie Parker said he has been representing his client for a number of years and said he’s seen a significant improvement in him in the last few years.
“He said in this incident, he hadn’t had much alcohol recently then he had some on a really hot day which affected him and said things he now regrets,” Mr Parker said.
“He acknowledges that he shouldn’t of done it.
“He hasn’t been in trouble for a few years now so I submit a fine and conviction, your Honour.”
Magistrate Peter Saggers fined Willett $600 and the conviction was recorded.
“Whether you have a lot of grog, you don’t behave that way,” the magistrate said.
“You don’t need to speak like that.
“Police have a difficult job as it is - you need to be careful how to behave.”