Servo burnout not very smart

ABUSING a service station attendant and doing a burnout were poor choices for Michael Cecil Jordison, who appeared in Gympie Magistrates Court on Monday.

Jordison, 23, of Southside, was charged with public nuisance and wilfully making unnecessary noise or smoke.

The court heard on December 7, Jordison drove his blue Holden ute into a Gympie service station and pulled up quickly in a no-standing area.

A service attendant working at the time asked Jordison to move his vehicle as it was obstructing their view of the petrol bowsers.

Jordison yelled abuse before doing a burnout, reversing into a designated parking area and then threatening to destroy the attendant's motorcycle.

Once inside the service station, Jordison sought to purchase a sports drinks but was refused service, sparking another abusive outburst.

The court learned police witnessed the incident using CCTV footage and noted Jordison's aggressive body language towards the service station attendant.

Unrepresented, Jordison told Magistrate Maxine Baldwin that he parked in the no-standing area "thinking it was okay".

He claimed he had seen the service station attendant parking their motorcycle in the space and thought it would not be a problem.

Jordison pleaded guilty to both charges and was fined $330, referred to SPER.

Magistrate Baldwin also placed Jordison on a $660 good behaviour bond for six months.

No conviction was recorded.

Gympie Times


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