Man jailed for drinks at pub while banned

A 19-YEAR-OLD male has paid the full price for going for a drink in the wrong pub.

Luke Protich pleaded to contravening a banning order four days after the order was made.

Protich had a suspended sentence hanging over his head and the breached order has seen him go to jail.

He was banned from going into the Central Lane Hotel on July 23.

On July 26, police on foot patrol saw Protich quickly leave the parking lot of the hotel highly intoxicated.

Police Prosecutor Constable Tyler Roberts told the court Protich admitted to police he had been inside the premises.

"He was inside the premises having dinner," Roberts said. "He said he knew the management staff and they had not reported him to the police."

Defence Lawyer Kylie Denvey told the court this case was not similar to his previous cases.

"He was having dinner with his father, brother and a friend," Denvey said.

"He didn't go into the nightclub upstairs but thought he was allowed in the rest of the hotel."

Magistrate Penelope Hay told the court Protich had a complete disregard for the banning order and his behaviour was unacceptable.

"It was your conduct; you were found at 2am heavily intoxicated," Magistrate Hay said.

"Having being convicted of a sentence only four days earlier, you will serve two months of your suspended sentence."

Protich can apply for parole in a month.



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