Capsicum spray used on brothers
BREAK it up, boys.
Police had to use capsicum spray to stop a fight between two brothers outside the Reef Hotel on August 13.
Aaron David and Caleb John Goldsbury, both in their 30s, faced Gladstone Magistrates Court yesterday.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Sean Franklin said it was unsafe for the officer on the scene to break up the fight.
When the Goldsburys' scuffle edged close to a plate glass door, capsicum spray was threatened.
"F*****' spray me then," Aaron David was alleged to have said.
The officer was forced to do just that. The effect was immediate.
Defence lawyer Jun Pepito said his client was highly intoxicated.
Both defendants pleaded guilty to public nuisance and obstructing police.
They were fined $1500 each and banned from the Reef for six months.
The Goldsburys were both charged with public nuisance offences in April.
Magistrate Russell Warfield warned them that he would seriously consider a term of imprisonment for a third offence.