A 31 year-old Cowra man has been fined a total of $1,300 at Cowra Local Court on Wednesday, February 8.
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Dwayne Simpson of Cooyal Street was charged with a number of offences including a never licensed person driving, use of an unregistered Class A vehicle, goods in personal custody suspected of being stolen, custody of a knife in a public place and the assault of a officer in execution of their duty.
Simposn was fined in his absence and a warrant for his arrest was issued.
According to police facts around 1.25pm on November 3, 2016, during the arrest of another person, as police grabbed hold of the other person, Simpson approached an officer from behind and struck the officer in the right side of the face.
About 5.30pm police were patrolling Mulyan Street when they noticed the driver of a Holden Commodore attempting to hide his face.
Police followed the vehicle to Daly Street where they observed Simpson exit from the driver’s door. Police questioned Simpson about his license status and he admitted to never having one.
Police then conducted a search of the vehicle locating a Weaver brand rifle scope which Simpson stated he confiscated from kids before offering it to police to seize and destroy.
Police also located a black handled kitchen knife in the centre console, a brown handled knife in the rear driver’s side passenger’s foot-well, a rudimentary knife with a yellow electrical tape handle in the drivers side door, a black Leatherman utility set and a Toshiba video camcorder.
Simpson claimed he used the knifes to repair the car radio and cut siphoning tubing and that the video camcorder had come with the vehicle when he bought it.
On December 23, 2016 around 8.34pm Simpson was observed by police driving with no lights on.
When police went to stop Simpson for an RBT he drove at speed to Cooyal Street where he was seen by police attempting to exit the vehicle through the window of the driver’s side door as it was tied closed to the rear door.
Police spoke to Simpson about the manner of his driving, when asking for his license Simpson stated he didn’t have one and had never held a licence.
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