Trying to turn tables on police doesn't work out for man

A YOUNG man thought he'd turn the tables on police and become the interrogator, after a heavy night on the grog.

Jack Daniel Simpson pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday to single counts of being drunk in a public place and possessing dangerous drugs, after an incident in the early hours of March 15.

Police prosecutor Mick O'Rourke told the court that at 2.35am on March 15, officers identified Simpson stumbling out of MIe Place nightclub.

Officers could smell alcohol on Simpson, and observed him to be glassy-eyed, as Simpson began his slightly boisterous approach to the situation.

"I am a law student. I want your rank and ID number," Simpson told police officers.

After further attempts to question police to no avail, Simpson was arrested for being drunk in public.

An ensuing search found Simpson had a single MDMA tablet in his possession.

Simpson was fined a total of $600 for both offences, but avoided having a conviction recorded against him because it was his first appearance.



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