Island job saves man from conviction after cop assault
A 19-YEAR-OLD man has been fined $1500 in Gladstone Magistrates Court for public nuisance and assaulting a police officer.
Tyler Glenn Neilson entered an early plea of guilty for his actions on October 7 at MIePlace Nightclub.
Neilson, who also copped a six-month banning order, punched a wooden panel at the CBD nightclub following an argument with a driver in a nearby parked car.
The defendant worsened his situation when he struck a police officer when officers were attempting to handcuff him.
The scaffolder, who works on Curtis Island, narrowly escaped a criminal conviction when the defence claimed he would suffer an immediate termination of his employment.
Magistrate Russell Warfield urged Neilson to consider his future and to ensure that it would never happen again.