Magistrate bans man from precinct for drunken disorderly
A GLADSTONE court magistrate annoyed that Tony William Larsen had again come before the court for a drunken offence , ordered him to do unpaid community service work.
Larsen, 24, pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court to obstructing police in a public place while adversely affected by alcohol on January 10.
He is also banned from being in Gladstone's Safe Night Precinct until December 2.
Police prosecutor Gavin Reece said officers saw Larsen being ejected from MIePlace nightclub then stand on the road clenching his fists.
He said he looked at the officers then began to walk off telling them to "f*** off".
Despite being warned to stop Larsen ran off before police caught up with him 50m away in a car park where he was arrested.
Defence lawyer Jun Pepito said Larsen was out celebrating the 21st birthday of a friend and been drinking at the nightclub.
"All he can remember is waking up in the watch house," he said.
Magistrate Penelope Hay said court documents show Larsen received a $600 fine a year ago for a similar offence and it seemed the fine had not made an impression on him about the seriousness of such offending.
She said it was now appropriate that he do 60 hours of unpaid community service work because this would impose a greater hardship on him.