Drunken antics attract $100 fines

IN the quiet early hours of Friday morning, February 26, four men broke the silence when they started a fight over nothing after a boozy night.

Police were called to stop the disturbance on Jaycee Way and both parties accused each other of starting it. They were told to leave in opposite directions but one of the four, Ipswich man Bradley Douglas Grant, was taken into custody for refusing to do as he was told.

Officers said Grant, 24, wouldn’t leave and argued with them saying he did nothing to cause the fight. He was arrested and kept in the watchouse until he sobered up.

Gympie Magistrates Court heard Grant, of Goddards Road, Yamanto, was living in Gympie temporarily for work. He was fined $100 with no conviction recorded.

In another matter, Colin Eric Haack wasn’t cut any slack by police when he was seen launching himself into a hedge after crashtackling two real estate signs on River Road, on December 27.

His friends had taken him out drinking to cheer him up after a break-up but a “few too many” ended with him being charged with committing a public nuisance and he appeared in Gympie Magistrates Court on Monday. Haack, of Blake Street, Gympie, was fined $100 with no conviction recorded.

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