Man's excuses don't make sense, magistrate says
A MAN has pleaded guilty to one count of failure to appear in court, but claimed he didn't attend because he had been beaten and was in hospital.
Troy Edward Davis last week pleaded guilty to one count of failure to appear at Gladstone Magistrates Court.
Davis's lawyer claimed Davis had been beaten up and was in hospital, and therefore was unable to face court on June 24.
His lawyer told the court that Davis had presented himself at Gladstone police station.
Magistrate Penelope Hay said that Davis's account of events did not make sense, because Davis had been apprehended at Maroochydore.
Davis was convicted and fined $500.