Ipswich Magistrates Court
Ipswich Magistrates Court Rob Williams

My arm can't be arrested, says man

A MAN told police he "had a doctor's certificate saying his arm wasn't allowed to be arrested" when officers tried to handcuff him.

Ipswich Magistrates Court heard police arrived at a disturbance at Ripley on February 23 to find Shane Robert Kemp heavily intoxicated.

Officers decided to leave him be but Kemp, 24, followed them out to the police car and started shouting abuse at them.

He was warned to calm down but his bad behaviour escalated and he lunged at police.

Officers attempted to arrest him and Kemp struggled and resisted, and said his arm had a medical certificate saying it wasn't allowed to be arrested.

Kemp was charged with public nuisance and obstructing police.

He pleaded guilty to both charges today and was fined $350.



Crash on Rocky main strip, one lane closed

Crash on Rocky main strip, one lane closed

Motorists are advised to avoid the area at this time

Wanderers to play in all six Dunlop Trophy finals

premium_icon Wanderers to play in all six Dunlop Trophy finals

A1 men's player/coach expecting high-quality clash against Souths

Man threatened to burn house down after argument

premium_icon Man threatened to burn house down after argument

Threat made before he hit himself with a chair

Local Partners