Man gets McFine with his McScuffle after Maccas brawl

A McSCUFFLE was on the breakfast menu late last month at a fast food eatery.

Mark Ian Richardson was punished in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday for his role in a three-man fight.

The court heard police had attended McDonald's on Glenlyon Rd about 4.30am on April 27, where they saw Richardson and two others on the ground involved in a brouhaha, pushing and pulling after being asked to leave the premises.

Officers said Richardson, who pleaded guilty to one count of public nuisance, appeared to be affected by alcohol at the time of the offence.

Defence solicitor Bill McMillan told the court his client had erred in judgment after a solid session on the booze.

"This offence came out of a long night of drinking with mates," Mr McMillan said.

"It's a one-off situation."

Magistrate Russell Warfield warned Richardson against committing further offences with violence, before fining him $600 for his role in the scuffle.

Mag Warfield exercised his discretion and decided did not to record a conviction.



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