Big buck's night ends in police custody

WAKING up in the morning after a buck's night is never a pleasant experience, less so if you find yourself waking up in the watchhouse.

Belligerent behaviour not only saw the bars shut with Robert Lee on the inside, but required an appearance in Gladstone Magistrates court on Tuesday.

Facing one count of contravening the direction of police, the defendant was forced to relive his embarrassing behaviour from August 24.

Police issued Lee with several move-on directions on the evening of the offence, each of which he defied.

Found sitting alone in a car park on Yarroon St, the defendant was then taken to the watchhouse by police.

Lee told the court his behaviour was "out of character" and through his actions he "meant no harm or malice".

He claimed he had forgotten the address of a friend, where he had arranged to stay for the night.

Magistrate Penelope Hay placed the defendant on a six-month good behaviour bond, sparing him a criminal conviction.