STANDING up for idiot friends doesn't sound like the strongest defence for your bad behaviour when being questioned by police.
For one man in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday, his act of drunken loyalty cost him $650 and a six-month layoff from three licensed venues within the CBD.
Hayden Andrew Miller pleaded guilty to one count of assaulting or obstructing a police officer and one count of public nuisance after an incident on February 22.
The court heard that at about 3.30am on February 22, one of Miller's friends had become involved in an altercation with security guards at the nightclub formerly known as Bojangles.
Miller went to pull security off his friend, before taking his shirt off and threatening security guards for some time after the original scuffle.
Once police arrived, Miller stood in the way of attending officers, in an attempt to hinder officers in their efforts to talk to his friend.
Miller avoided convictions being recorded, but was banned from Central Lane Hotel, The Reef Hotel and MIe Place (formerly Bojangles).