'Bad choices' result in $500 fine for drunk

A DRUNK swallowed more than he expected when he copped a $500 fine.

Kyle Davidson is out of pocket after fronting Gladstone Magistrates Court on September 9 to face drunk and disorderly charges.

On August 17, police patrolling Gladstone CBD noticed a man restrained by security guards out the front of Central Lane Hotel.

Davidson was repeatedly asked to leave the venue.

Davidson allegedly hit a security guard in the chest with his elbow.

Police then arrested him on one count of drunk or disorderly in premises and took him to the watch-house.

The court heard the behaviour was a mixture of "bad choices" that Davidson claimed was "out of character".

Magistrate Penelope Hay. handed him a $500 fine and a six month order banning him from the Central Lane Hotel.



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