Man fined for stopping traffic

STUMBLING along River Road at 2am while he was drunk on September 27, Sean Patrick Flynn, walked out into the middle of the road and was nearly hit by a car, Gympie Magistrates Court heard yesterday.

Flynn, 31, would not get off the road and would not stand still, so police arrested him and he struggled violently, all the while yelling and swearing at officers, to the point where he to be physically picked up and carried into the back of the police vehicle.

Flynn, of Drynan Drive, Caliope, pleaded guilty in writing to committing a public nuisance and obstructing police and was fined $500.

No conviction was recorded.

Similarly, Isaia Talimalie, 31, was in court to face a charge of committing a public nuisance for refusing to get off the road.

Police Prosecutor Senior Constable Lisa Manns said on the morning of September 26, Talimalie was standing on Nash Road, while he waited for a taxi with friends after a night out.

He was warned by officers to get off the road, and responded by taking two steps into the gutter and saying: “You think because you have a badge, you can tell me what to do”.

In the end he fully cooperated with police and the court heard he had no criminal history.

Talimalie, of Albert Road, Monkland, was fined $100 with no conviction recorded.

Gympie Times


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