Man granted bail after arrested for resisting arrest in Gozo


Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A 30-year-old man who resides in Żejtun was granted bail after being charged in a court in Gozo.

The man was arrested in Gozo after allegedly driving dangerously in Marsalforn. In a statement the police said that the man had resisted arrest.

The incident happened at midnight on Wednesday. The man was escorted to Victoria Police Station.

He was later arraigned before a court presided over by Magistrate Simone Grech. He was charged with resisting arrest and threatening officers, disobeying police order, breaching the peace, driving recklessly while drunk, among other charges.

The man pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against him and was granted bail.

The police said that the a report was filed about a man who was breaking umbrellas by the bay. The man allegedly drove his car into chairs. While the district police were on the way to the site, they noted the car that was reported was speeding in the wrong carriageway, heading right at the police officers. The officers in the car managed to avoid the oncoming car, while continuing to follow it.

The District Police were assisted by the Rapid Intervention Unit and managed to stop the car in Victoria. The driver was then ordered to exit the vehicle but he disobeyed orders, the police said, adding that he started threatening officers and resisting arrest.

Once the police managed to control the man, he was arrested and taken to Victoria Police Station. The man eventually calmed down however he repeatedly refused to undergo a breathalyser test.