Fleeing rider swaps chook house for jail

A MAN who fled from police on his motorcycle before hiding in a Goodna chook pen has been jailed.

Ricky David Devisser, 40, yesterday pleaded guilty via video link at the Ipswich Magistrates Court to driving while disqualified by a court order, failing to stop and obstructing police.

Devisser, whose parole had been suspended after he had failed to report, was riding a black Suzuki in Martha St, Goodna, at 9.45pm on Saturday, August 24.

Police noticed the bike and activated their emergency lights. Instead of pulling over Devisser accelerated away and drove along a footpath before crashing the bike.

He escaped the crash with minor injuries and fled on foot into a nearby backyard.

Police continued to follow him and he ran into neighbouring backyards while trying to escape.

He was eventually found by the police dog squad hiding in a chicken coup. He again tried to run from the police but was quickly apprehended.

He was taken to Ipswich Hospital because of injuries from the crash before a trip to police watchhouse, where he was denied bail.

The court heard Devisser had a 12-page criminal record and had spent time behind bars earlier this year.

For driving while disqualified by a court order he was sentenced to 12 months jail and disqualified from holding a licence for three years. He was sentenced to another 12 months prison, to be served concurrently with the other sentence, for failing to stop, and disqualified from driving for two years. He was convicted and not further punished for obstructing police.



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