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Taxi man far from interested in sexual advances

AS IF the inappropriate advances to a taxi driver weren't enough, hurling abuse at police officers was what slapped a Gladstone woman with a $450 fine when she appeared in Gladstone Magistrates Court.

Leatuvai Seloune pleaded guilty to three charges: being drunk in a public place, obstructing a police officer in the performance of duties and contravening the direction of a police officer.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Barry Stevens told the court the taxi driver complained to police on December 13 that Seloune attempted to hug him, and offered to play with his private parts.

Police officers took her back to the police station where she refused to give her correct name, and started screaming. "It took three officers to control her," Sgt Stevens said.

Eventually she was charged and police arranged to take her to her mother's home, but on the way she started to become abusive again.

Seloune told the court she was highly embarrassed by her actions and offered her apologies.

Magistrate Brian Kucks told Seloune while her level of intoxication may explain her behaviour, it didn't excuse her from her actions.

"Our police have a hard enough job as it is without you treating them the way you did," he told the embarrassed defendant.

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