Stunt a real bum steer

IT WAS one expensive browneye. And it cost Nathan Peter Laskas, 25, a hefty $500.

Patrons leaving the Tannum Sands Hotel around 1am on July 14 copped an eyeful of the defendant's bare bottom.

Police prosecutor Mick O'Rourke said cops at the scene saw Laskas jog up the Pacific Avenue in the nude.

With 20m metres between him and the pub, the defendant stopped, bent over and spread his bum cheeks.

Sergeant Mick O'Rourke put the incident down to "youthful exuberance".

Magistrate Russell Warfield sighed as he heard the details in the Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Mr Warfield hears countless cases like this.

The fuel in many cases? Too much alcohol.

Laskas pleaded guilty to public nuisance in writing.

His matter was dealt with in the Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

No conviction was recorded against the bare-bottomed defendant.

 

LEARN THE HARD WAY

Summary Offences Act 2005

Public Nuisance s.6 - maximum penalty is 10 penalty units or six 6 months imprisonment.

Public Urination s.7 - maximum penalty is 2 penalty units

Wilful Exposure s.9 - 2 penalty units, or if the offence involves circumstances of aggravation - 40 penalty units or 1 year's imprisonment. (The circumstance of aggravation is for a person to wilfully expose his or her genitals so as to offend or embarrass another person)

A 'penalty unit' is defined in s.5 of the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 as being $100.

 



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