Man fined for urinating in public
MICHAEL James Grant pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court to urinating in a public place.
Police saw Grant outside Bojangles on Saturday, June 3 near the taxi rank urinating on a low chain wire fence in front of a dozen people at 3am.
He became argumentative when approached by police.
Duty lawyer Danny Yarrow said his client was a 35-year-old fishing boat skipper.
“He was extremely drunk and doesn’t remember using offensive language,” he said.
Magistrate Damian Carroll fined Grant $150 or two days in jail with a conviction recorded.
“That was appalling behaviour and you should apologise to the police,” Mr Carroll said.
A MAN who was disqualified from driving absolutely in 1991 appeared in Gladstone Magistrates Court on two charges.
David John Jorgensen pleaded guilty to drink driving and driving without a licence disqualified.
Police Prosecutor Sergeant Mick O’Rourke told the court at 7.30am on May 1 police intercepted Jorgensen on the Bruce Highway at Raglan.
The defendant was disqualified from driving absolutely on February 22, 1991 but had not offended in 20 years.
He had a blood alcohol reading of 0.065.
Magistrate Damian Carroll fined Jorgensen $1200 or 15 days jail and disqualified him from driving for two years and a month.