AN East Warrnambool junior football coach is expected to receive a community corrections order tomorrow after resisting arrest following a Christmas party last year.
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Clinton William May, 31, of Laverock Road, pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court to a large number of offences.

Those charges included assaulting police, being drunk, refusing to state his name and address, acting in a manner prejudicial to a good order of a police jail, refusing to leave licensed premises, using threatening words and six counts of resisting police.

Magistrate Ian von Einem told May that police officers were not punching bags for every drunk in town.

He said it was clear from May’s prior convictions that he wanted to take on police after he had been drinking alcohol.

May is being assessed for a community corrections order and will be sentenced at 9.30am tomorrow.

Mr von Einem indicated he would sentenced May to a community corrections order combined with either a suspend jail sentence or fine.

May told the court he had not had anything to drink since being arrested after a Christmas party in December last year. He said he did not have alcohol issues, but did have five beautiful children and he wanted to be a role model for them.

Defence counsel Jonathan Makary said May was an East Warrnambool junior football coach three days a week during the winter season and his client was a respected member of the community.

Police alleged that on December 10 last year May attended a Christmas party at the Flying Horse Bar and Brewery on Raglan Parade. About 11.40pm he was drunk, refused to leave when requested and was escorted from the premises.

He gave a false name and date of birth to police before becoming aggressive and it eventually took six officers to make the arrest.

He kicked out at police and threatened officers and their families.

In the police cells he ripped up a cushion, tried to block the sink and flood the cell and refused to be interviewed.

Mr Makary admitted to the court that in the past his client had got into trouble when he drank alcohol to excess.

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