ROUGH JUSTICE: A Goomeri teenager was given a hefty fine after a late night drive in an unsafe car.
ROUGH JUSTICE: A Goomeri teenager was given a hefty fine after a late night drive in an unsafe car.

Man asks to be banned from CBD

TERRY Shane Albert Bell asked the Mackay Magistrate to ban him from the CBD.

He got his wish.

Bell pleaded guilty to contravening a police direction in the Mackay Magistrates Court yesterday.

Police on mobile foot patrol saw Bell arguing with a security guard in front of Envy Nightclub, prosecutor Sergeant Kevin Ongheen said.

The security guard told officers Bell had been refused entry, Sgt Ongheen said.

At 12.25am he was given an official move on direction from police, at which point Bell became argumentative and upset.

Sgt Ongheen told the court Bell had faced similar charges.

"You want a banning order?" Magistrate Damien Dwyer asked.

Bell said, "Yes please".

Bell said he would be again appearing in the Magistrates Court on similar charges later this month. He said a banning order would be the best thing for him.

Mr Dwyer fined him $500 and banned him from entering or remaining in a licensed premise in the Mackay CBD for six months.



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