A man who tried to run away from police but tripped in the middle of the road and confronted an officer was convicted and given a custodial sentence when he appeared in Orange Local Court on Tuesday.
Callum John James Bates, 22, of Turner Crescent, turned and confronted a detective sergeant after he fell on Clinton Street on September 13 so was arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.
Police wanted to stop Bates as he walked across Perry Oval after they saw him at a known drug house at 10.55am.
This is racist. You are picking on me because I am black, you have been killing brothers for 100 years.
When he was asked why he didn't stop Bates was quoted as saying, "because I didn't want to f***ing speak with you".
"This is racist. You are picking on me because I am black, you have been killing brothers for 100 years," he said.
Magistrate Elizabeth Ellis gave Bates two 12-month intensive correction orders, and added conditions that he abstain from drugs and alcohol for the duration of the strict community-based custodial orders.
Ms Ellis also gave Bates two 12-month community correction orders for breaching good behaviour bonds given for contravening apprehended violence orders.
Solicitor Su Hely said Bates has spent time in jail and had a dependency on ice.
"He says he is clean and he has not used ice for some months," Ms Hely said.
She said Bates has also since gained part-time employment and asked her to "put the ball in his court".
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