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Man tasered in attack on police

A DRUNKEN Kieran Edward Holt's attack on a police officer ultimately had him tasered, Toowoomba Magistrates Court heard.

Police called to a disturbance at a Centenary Hts home on the night of July 25 were welcomed at the door by Holt.

After telling the police in uncertain terms to go away, the 26-year-old then pushed past the two officers, police prosecutor Sergeant Tony Costa told the court.

Told to stop, Holt had then rushed at one constable with fists raised and throwing punches, though none struck the target, Sgt Costa said.

A struggle ensued between defendant and officer during which police warned a taser would be used if he didn't cease his aggressive behaviour.

When Holt ignored the warnings, he was hit with a taser, Sgt Costa said.

Defence solicitor Jon Wiedman told the court his client was drunk on the night and had no recollection of the events.

His client was so remorseful when police attended his home the next day he had apologised.

His client had also written a letter of apology to the officers, he said.

Magistrate Graham Lee accepted Holt was remorseful and ordered the conviction not be recorded but ordered he do 60 hours community service.

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