A Warilla man accused of assaulting police and obstructing paramedics while on an alcoholic bender has been banned from drinking on bail.
Paul Wolter was already on conditional liberty for previous alcohol-related offences when he allegedly hindered the efforts of paramedics who had arrived at a house on Booth Street to treat his drunk and potentially violent friend in the early hours of December 29.
Court documents said Wolter was initially trying to calm his friend down when paramedics arrived about 2am, followed a short time later by police.
The court heard it took three officers to hold down and sedate the patient, who has previously been known for violence against police, including lunging for their guns.
Meanwhile, as police and paramedics were waiting for the sedation to take affect, Wolter allegedly forced his way past paramedics and tried to stop police from restraining his friend.
A second police crew quickly arrived on the scene and handcuffed Wolter, who then began to struggle violently and resist police efforts to put him in the back of the paddy wagon, it is alleged.
The court heard Wolter allegedly screamed threats to “bash” police and “smash you copper dogs f—king heads in” during the altercation.
Wolter was taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station and charged with hindering paramedics, assaulting police and intimidation.
He failed in his bid for bail on December 29, however made a successful application on Thursday after agreeing to abstain from unprescribed alcohol and drugs and not enter any licensed premises if released.
The case will return to court later this month for mention.