Man fined for hav­ing ‘too much fun’ in bar

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

A PORT Dou­glas man ap­peared in the Moss­man Mag­is­trate’s Court yes­ter­day charged with pub­lic nui­sance af­ter hav­ing “too much fun”.

Evan Sea­ward pleaded guilty af­ter ob­ject­ing to be­ing re­moved from a bar for be­ing “too en­er­getic”.

Po­lice Pros­e­cu­tor Sergeant Brad Hafner said when po­lice were called to the Iron Bar, the man was in the mid­dle of Macrossan St and swear­ing and yelling at staff who had mo­ments be­fore evicted him.

The 35-year-old man claimed he was not caus­ing any trou­ble and it was the staff who started the ruckus by ask­ing him to leave the pub be­cause he was hav­ing a good time which then made him an­gry.

Sgt Hafner said the staff had told the at­tend­ing po­lice the man was hav­ing “too much fun” and “plank­ing” on the dance floor. Staff went on to say that the man was be­ing “too en­er­getic” and “too lively” and asked him to leave.

He then walked out on to Macrossan St and started yelling and hurl­ing abuse at the staff and when po­lice turned up he be­gan abus­ing them, the court heard.

Mag­is­trate Thomas Braef noted Sea­ward had no prior con­vic­tions for un­law­ful be­hav­iour and took into ac­count that he re­turned to the Iron Bar the next day and apol­o­gised to the staff in­volved.

He was fined $500 and no con­vic­tion was recorded.

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