Woman refuses police direction

A DRUNKEN woman who refused to move on after a police told her to appeared in Gladstone Magistrates Court on a charge of contravening a police direction.

Cassie Rochelle Huxley pleaded guilty to the offence which occurred on August 13.

Prosecutor Senior Constable Brad Reynolds said the defendant was drinking on a Barney Point street when police ordered her to move on.

“She refused and sat down in the gutter and was subsequently arrested,” Snr Const Reynolds said.

Duty lawyer Brad Krebs said his client, a single mother of two on a parenting pension, had been heavily intoxicated on the night.

Magistrate Damian Carroll fined Huxley $175 in default two days jail, with no conviction recorded.

Meanwhile a man who dropped his shorts and boxers in a family dining area in a hotel pleaded guilty to being drunk or disorderly on a licensed premises and committing a public nuisance.

Prosecutor Constable Troy Daubaras said the defendant stripped in front of families and was then evicted from the hotel.

Once outside he tried to pick a fight with security guards. A short time later police were called to an address in Wedge Street. When police arrived the defendant was drunk, swearing and aggressive.

He had to be restrained to be arrested.

Magistrate Damian Carroll said the defendant had an alcohol-related history for street offences from 2004.

Mr Carroll offered him help for his drinking problem, but the defendant declined stating he had since stopped drinking and didn't need help.

“Your behaviour is disgusting and unacceptable,” Mr Carroll said.

Watson was fined $900 in default 12 days in jail.



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