Day in custody for music man
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.