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.



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