Serial drunken lout given a final chance before jail

A SERIAL drunken pest will have to behave himself when out in Toowoomba for the next two years or risk being put "in the slammer", a magistrate has warned.

Toowoomba Magistrates Court heard Steven Paul Pedersen's criminal history was "littered" with alcohol fuelled street offences.

His most recent incidents included the 35-year-old and a drinking buddy being asked to leave a pub on January 4 only to be arrested by police outside after swearing at officers.

Having failed to attend court on those charges on January 28, a drunken Pedersen had gone to the police station about 9.45pm, February 26, demanding to speak with the inspector, Snr Const. Natalie Bugden told the court.

Told to come back when he'd sobered up, Pedersen became abusive toward police and was arrested.

He pleaded guilty to all charges.

Magistrate Damian Carroll noted probation had been tried with Pedersen in the past and sentenced him to four months in jail, fully suspended for two years, and fined him $600.



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