Pub ban narrowly avoided for public nuisance offender

NOBODY likes being told they've had too much to drink.

Cut off at a pub, most can accept their fate and move on.

But Daniel Sky Green took a very different approach, a Gladstone Magistrates court heard this week.

Green, 41, was refused service at the Reef Hotel, just after midnight on November 19 this year.

Rather than go home, he picked up styrofoam boxes full of food and began throwing them at the bar.

The boxes struck the shelf behind the bar and knocked bottles of alcohol to the ground, where they broke upon impact.

On Tuesday, Green was fined $400, and had a conviction, over one count of committing public nuisance.

The prosecution had submitted for a banning order to the local licensed premises be placed on Green.

However Magistrate Russell Warfield decided against imposing the restrictions on the local man.

"You've narrowly avoided a banning order," Magistrate Warfield advised Green.