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Father and sons don't believe law applies to them

WHAT started as a traffic ticket is now an ongoing court hearing where police have accused a father and two sons of not believing the law applies to them.

Brothers Yivarn Saul Norman, 26, and Ezra Warner Norman, 24, and their father Derek Bruce Norman, 57, pleaded not guilty at the Ipswich Magistrates Court to a range of offences including speeding, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, obstructing police and not giving full correct names.

The Normans have disputed almost every police allegation in the case which is alleged to have begun when Ipswich traffic officer Sergeant David Silcock observed Yivarn driving a Ducati motorbike at more than 80kmh on a 40kmh road work zone on the Wulkuraka Connection Rd.

Sgt Silcock followed the bike to Ezra Norman's Keswick Rd, Karrabin address where he told the court he identified himself as a police officer and told Yivarn he wanted to speak to him about his driving.

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Sgt Silcock alleged Yivarn walked inside the house, despite being repeatedly told he would be obstructing police if he didn't remain. Sgt Silcock followed him inside the house, where he said Ezra confronted him. Sgt Silcock said the brothers pushed and punched him out of the house and Ezra called him "a terrorist".

It is alleged that Ezra got in his LandCruiser and drove at Sgt Silcock, stopping metres from him. Sgt Silcock told the court Ezra "lined him up", drove at him at a speed of about 20kmh, and skidded to a halt. Sgt Silcock called for backup. At the same time Yivarn called 000 and said there was an intruder at the property.

Sgt Silcock said while he was waiting for police Ezra picked up a baseball bat and "paced" around the yard, hitting it into his hand. After police back-up arrived the brothers fled, running to their father Derek's property about 500m away.

The three were eventually arrested, but all refused to provide names. In a video played to the court Derek Norman tells police officers they are "thugs", "do not represent a just or lawful government" and that he was a "sovereign citizen".

Yivarn refused to provide a breath test.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Chris O'Neill said the reason Yivarn refused to give his name or a sample of breath was that he "had a problem with police and authority in general" and didn't believe the laws applied to him.

The hearing was adjourned until January 15.

Topics:  ipswich magistrates court




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