Tenant faces noise complaint
A MAN who played his music loud enough to rattle the glass doors of a property appeared in the Proserpine Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Mitchell John Pearson pleaded guilty to failing to comply with a noise abatement direction.
At 5.45pm on August 14, police attended Pearson’s Mt Julian address in relation to a noise complaint. Police prosecutor Elizabeth Cassells said sound levels from the stereo system were deemed to be excessive and Pearson was issued with a directive to desist from making noise for eight hours.
At 10.15pm police were again tasked to the same address on a similar complaint.
Ms Cassells said on this occasion the noise was so loud it caused the glass doors to rattle.
Pearson allegedly told police he had turned the stereo down and did not believe it would be loud enough to cause a disturbance.
Duty lawyer Sherrie Meade said the 21-year-old diesel mechanic shared his home with three other room-mates but took responsibility for the matter because his name was on the lease.
Pearson was fined $150 but no conviction was recorded for the offence.