Ten­ant faces noise com­plaint

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.

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