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Scuffle with teen boy lands man in court

AN alleged brouhaha with a teenager took a toll on a local man's hip pocket, after he was slapped with a fine in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Peter James Beard, representing himself, pleaded guilty to one count of public nuisance, after an incident on the night of June 6.

Police were called to a street disturbance about 8pm in a Calliope cul-de-sac, police prosecutor Sergeant Mick O'Rourke told the court.

Sgt O'Rourke said officers arrived at the scene and noticed Beard appeared to be intoxicated when they questioned him over the incident.

Witnesses told police they had seen 36-year-old Beard involved in a physical scuffle with a 16-year-old guest of the party before the fight spilled on to the street.

Despite repeated questioning, Beard refused to tell police what had taken place.

Sgt O'Rourke said officers saw Beard apologise to the 16-year-old's father, offering him his hand, which the father refused to shake.

When asked what he had to say about the incident, Beard blamed the booze.

"Just alcohol, your honour," Beard said.

Magistrate Penelope Hay fined Beard $350 for the public nuisance offence, but decided not to record a conviction against him.

Topics:  drunk, gladstone magistrates court, public nuisance




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