Day in cus­tody for mu­sic man

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

AN Air­lie Beach mu­si­cian spent what counts as a day in cus­tody this week, after hand­ing him­self in at the Whit­sun­day Po­lice Sta­tion on Mon­day morn­ing.

Daniel Worsnop was trans­ported to the Proser­pine Mag­is­trate’s Court where he was dealt with that af­ter­noon for charges of pub­lic nui­sance, con­tra­ven­ing a po­lice re­quire­ment and fail­ing to ap­pear in court.

Worsnop’s ini­tial charges stemmed from an in­ci­dent out­side Paddy’s Shenani­gans on the Air­lie main street, at 11.15pm on Au­gust 10.

Po­lice pros­e­cu­tor El­iz­a­beth Smith said Worsnop lashed out at a fel­low mu­si­cian, punch­ing him in the jaw be­fore re­treat­ing be- hind his friends.

On Septem­ber 1, Worsnop was is­sued with an iden­ti­fi­ca­tion par­tic­u­lars no­tice, re­quir­ing him to at­tend the po­lice sta­tion and pro­vide his de­tails within seven days.

The court was told that Worsnop failed to show up within that time limit and also failed to ap­pear in court last week.

Duty lawyer Sher­rie Meade said Worsnop suf­fered from anx­i­ety and on both of the oc­ca­sions he had failed to ap­pear, this was the un­der­ly­ing rea­son why.

Worsnop was fined a to­tal of $770 but con­vic­tions were not recorded on any count.

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