A very long night out

A NIGHT out in Gympie ended in a long stay in a police cell for a Brisbane man who had been visiting friends.

Luke Hainsworth, 26, was passed out on the ground in the carpark outside Shaft Nightclub at around 3.30am on August 16.

Police took him to hospital and when he came to, Hainsworth didn't know why he was there, Gympie Magistrates Court heard when he returned to Gympie last Thursday to face a charge of committing a public nuisance and another of contravening a police requirement by refusing to give officers his full name and particulars.

The court heard Hainsworth abused medical staff in the hospital foyer and was warned by police to calm down but continued to that behaviour so he was handcuffed and taken to the Gympie Police Station.

Hainsworth was kept in a watch house cell until after midday when he had sobered up enough to be released. He told the court he had no recollection of the incident because of the large quantity of alcohol he had consumed the night before.

“I haven't drunk (alcohol) since that weekend,” he told the magistrate and Hainsworth, of Alexandra Hills, was placed on probation for six months.

Gympie Times


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