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Battery recharge ends in $300 fine after car crash

A QUICK trip to recharge the batteries ended in a man being arrested after a crash in Gladstone.

Timothy Brian Patterson was looking after his dad's car on March 6 when a mate took it for a spin around the block at about 6pm, to keep the battery running.

He crashed the car on J.Hickey Ave.

Police found Patterson leaning on the car and despite being asked to move from the vehicle, he continued to interfere with officers as they investigated the crash.

Patterson was eventually arrested after continuing to disrupt police.

He admitted he had consumed some before the offence, but he was not intoxicated, police prosecutor Emma Bonnyman told the Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Magistrate Russell Warfield fined Patterson $300, but did not record a conviction.

Topics:  crash, crime, gladstone magistrates court, gladstone police




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