Multanova 'martyr' an idiot - police
November 03, 2006 03:00pm
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A WEMBLEY man hailed as a multanova martyr for warning drivers about a speed trap outside a school was nothing more than an idiot, says a senior police officer.
Darren James Bissaker, 33, was today fined $800 by a Perth Magistrate after being found guilty of obstructing police.
Bissaker was arrested in March after refusing a police ``move on'' order.
He had been standing in 40km/h school on Grantham St with a sign warning motorists that a police speed radar was in use.
Bissaker received some support for what he claimed was his own road safety campaign.
But Superintendent Duane Bell said Bissaker was endangering himself, road users and children by leaning out into traffic with the sign.
He said the court fine proved police were right to charge him.
"Today's court result shows he was not renegade or a multanova martyr, he was just a dangerous idiot,'' Supt Bell said
"This idiot was standing there with a sign, blocking the view of driver's cars causing them to swerve dangerously toward children crossing the road.''