Banned from pubs

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Shirley Way

FOUR men have been banned from li­censed premises in and around Gayn­dah, fol­low­ing in­ci­dents in the past week.

The men will ap­pear in Gayn­dah Mag­is­trates Court later this month and Gayn­dah Po­lice Sergeant Joshua Ryan said the bans would ex­tend to li­censed liquor ar­eas at the Or­ange Fes­ti­val.

The crack down is a part of Op­er­a­tion Aer­ate.

“If you are in­tox­i­cated on li­censed premises and caus­ing a dis­tur­bance or fail to com­ply with po­lice di­rec­tions, you will be charged and banned for ten days, and an ap­pli­ca­tion may be made for a three-month ban,” he said.

A 19-year-old Gayn­dah man was ar­rested and charged with of­fences, in­clud­ing fail­ure to com­ply with a po­lice di­rec­tion and as­sault­ing po­lice, af­ter he was re­peat­edly di­rected to leave li­censed premises on Fri­day night.

Sergeant Ryan said while a three-month ban from Gayn­dah li­censed premises was is­sued, a court ap­pli­ca­tion was lodged to ex­tend the ban to 12 months.

A three-month ban and a no­tice to ap­pear in court were is­sued to a “heav­ily in­tox­i­cated” Gayn­dah man, 42, for dis­or­derly con­duct and poor de­meanour to­wards po­lice at li­censed premises.

A 29-year-old French man was charged with public nui­sance of­fences at a li­censed restau­rant on Fri­day night, for which he re­ceived an in­fringe­ment no­tice and three-month ban.

On March 21, a 21-year-old Gayn­dah man was banned af­ter be­ing charged with anti-so­cial be­hav­iour in­side a li­censed premises.

Sgt Ryan said in the first three weeks, Op­er­a­tion Aer­ate had done 105 ran­dom breath tests and laid 27 charges: seven no­tices to ap­pear in court, nine traf­fic in­fringe­ments, two public nui­sance and three drug-re­lated charges, and six ban­ning (from li­censed premises) no­tices.

“A high visibility po­lice pres­ence will con­tinue while the op­er­a­tion is con­ducted for sev­eral months,” he said.

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