A man who "pedalled a pushbike away from police furiously" and was later caught with drugs and billiard ball wrapped in a sock "for protection" has been fined more than $1500.
Daniel Glenn Marshall, 44, of Nowra, did not appear in court on Monday, August 10 and was convicted in his absence by Nowra Magistrate Gabriel Fleming of two counts of possessing a prohibited drug, being in custody of an offensive weapon and riding a pushbike furiously.
Magistrate Fleming described how Marshall was seen by police riding a pushbike on Jewel Street, Worrigee around 2.30am on April 29, and "increased speed when spotted".
"He was rapidly pedalling in an attempt to get away," she said.
"Even when police activated their lights and sirens he continued to pedal away rapidly."
When eventually stopped by police he was found with a quantity of cannabis and buprenorphine, an opioid sold under the brand name Subutex, used to treat opioid use disorder, acute and chronic pain.
He was also found in possession of a billiard ball inside a sock, supposedly for protection.
Magistrate Fleming convicted him of all offences in his absence and fined him $1561.
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