A late night stroll turned ugly for a North St Marys man.
The 35-year-old was hauled before Penrith Local Court this week after an incident earlier this month.
At 12.30am on Sunday, March 3, the man was walking his dog in the middle of a street in a North St Marys industrial area when he came to the attention of police.
Police stopped the car and suggested that the man move to the side of the road to avoid being injured however the man swore at police. Police asked him not to use offensive language, to which he replied with more offensive language.
Police then got out of the vehicle and the man became aggressive toward them. They noticed that he was swaying and suggested he sit on the gutter to which he complied.
One police officer questioned him on the breed of his dog and the man got up and rushed toward the officer, clenching his fist, who believed he was intending to cause harm.
The man resisted arrest.
He was fined $200 with $83 court costs for using offensive language and was put on a good behaviour bond for two years for both assaulting and resisting an officer in the execution of their duty.