Man arrested for obstructing police

 

A MAN who intervened as police were trying to restrain a violent juvenile has faced court.

Justin Thomas John Boyne, 21, was in the Ipswich CBD on October 8 as police tried to apprehend his young cousin.

Boynetried to stop the arrest and police repeatedly told him to leave the situation alone.

After much negotiating Boyne was arrested for obstructing police.

Defence lawyer Vincent Knox said his client had "overreacted in an inappropriate way".

"He was charged up on that day and his younger cousin had been sprayed with pepper spray," Mr Knox said.

Magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist told Boyne if he wasn't the subject of police attention during an arrest, it was best to stay out of the situation.

Boynepleaded guilty to obstructing police at Ipswich Magistrates Court and was released on a $300, nine month good behaviour bond.



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