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Drunk calls for police beheadings after arrest

A MAN has been ordered to get medical and psychiatric treatment after a drunken rampage outside Harvey Road Tavern.

Darcy Taylor showed no remorse and continued to abuse police after his release, using social media to call for police beheadings, Police Prosecutor Sergeant Merrilyn Hoskins told the Gladstone Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Magistrate Penelope Hay interrupted Sergeant Hoskins and said those allegations should be the subject of other charges.

The court heard that Taylor instigated a fight with police after being asked to leave Harvey Road Tavern in Gladstone at 11.05pm on September 25.

Sgt Hoskins said the defendant obstructed police before attempting to strike an officer on the head.

He was sprayed with capsicum spray and taken to Gladstone Police Station.

The court heard that Taylor urinated on one cell cushion and jammed another into the toilet.

Defensive Lawyer Jun Pepito said his client was 21 years old and had a history of alcohol-related offences.

He said his client indicated he was out of control and needed assistance to address an issue with alcohol.

Magistrate Hay agreed, and recommended he submit to medical and psychological treatment.

She said Taylor needed counselling to help him deal with serious alcohol abuse problems and ordered he serve a 12-month probation order and banning order.

Magistrate Hay fined him $2000 and also ordered a three-month suspended term of imprisonment over 18 months.

"It's crunch-time Mr Taylor, it's time to address the underlying problems."

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