Throwing of beer bottle costly

THROWING a beer bottle through the window of a Department of Housing residence has led to 51-year-old Michael Bruce Couchy being fined $400 as well as paying $280 for repairs.

Mr Couchy pleaded guilty to one charge of wilful damage and one of being drunk in a public place in the Gladstone Magistrates Court on Thursday.

Meanwhile, threatening a security guard, while intoxicated, has led to Ben Edward Orreal fined $275 in the Gladstone Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

Mr Orreal was charged with public nuisance following an incident in front of the Reef Hotel on September 19.

Also, standing in the middle of the road could get you run over, never mind a $200 fine.

Martin James Hanna learnt the easy way why one shouldn’t stand in the middle of the road.

Appearing in the Gladstone Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, pleading guilty to one charge of contravene direction or requirement of a police officer after an incident out the front of Bojangle’s when police had to approach Mr Hanna a number of times to ask him to move from standing in the middle of the road.

It was his second public nuisance offence.



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