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Foul-mouthed drunk told repeat offenders risk jail

FALLING asleep in Yarroon St has cost a Gladstone man a hefty fine.

On July 13, police found Craig Ian McKenzie hunched up and asleep with his head in his hands.

When police woke the 22-year-old he started to yell profanities and refused to give his name and address, so he was arrested and taken to the watchhouse.

On Tuesday he pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court to one count of public nuisance.

The court heard he didn't remember the incident.

Magistrate Russell Warfield wasn't impressed with another alcohol-related offence.

And he warned McKenzie to be careful in future because repeat offenders could be jailed.

He was fined $350 with no conviction recorded.

Topics:  alcohol-related crime gladstone magistrates court public nuisance



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