Bizarre court dispute a 'waste of time'

IN A bizarre appearance at the Gympie Magistrates Court today, a man repeatedly argued with the presiding magistrate over a contravention of orders charge.

Allegedly failing to appear at the Whitsunday Police Station to provide fingerprints and mugshot, the 36-year-old man was unable to give a definitive answer on whether he had actually visited the station at all.

Declaring his innocence, the man requested an adjournment to "gather evidence” to use in a trial.

"This is a yes-or-no question about whether you went to the police station or not, that's it,” Magistrate M Baldwin said.

Visibly frustrated, she described the case as a "waste of everyone's time”.

The case will continue at a court in Prosperine.

Topics:  bizarre court gympie magistrates

Gympie Times

Widgee business fight, Valley crash and more weekend news

Mike Hartley addresses the crowd gathered in support of Widgee Engineering.

Catch up with the weekend news right here.

Roads, rates and rubbish: Fredman hits the campaign trail

Division 8 by-election candidate Bob Fredman.

My main interest is in roads, rates and rubbish: letter

Roadcraft CEO: Driver education reform needs to happen

Sharlene Markin CEO of Road Craft Gympie.

"We set people up to fail in front of their peers

Local Partners