Ram­page through Air­lie

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

A CAN­NON­VALE man who went on a ram­page through Air­lie told the Proser­pine Mag­is­trates Court he had no rec­ol­lec­tion of the night.

Zack Mor­gan Rayner, 26, was charged with tres­pass­ing, bur­glary, public nui­sance, wil­ful dam­age and ob­struct­ing po­lice af­ter a string of in­ci­dents on Fe­bru­ary 19.

At 7.20pm he ap­proached two strangers, a man and woman, out­side the Down Un­der Bar. He is al­leged to have grabbed the woman’s drink, thrown it on the road and struck the man with a bot­tle.

About 10 min­utes later an­other woman re­ported be­ing chased down the bi­cen­ten­nial board­walk and just a short time af­ter this Rayner swam into the Abell Point Ma­rina. Here he climbed onto a jetty, boarded a boat, un­tied it from the dock and pushed the owner over­board.

He was ar­rested af­ter again swim­ming through the ma­rina, board­ing a dif­fer­ent boat and re­fus­ing to leave.

Mag­is­trate Haydn St­jern­qvist said there was “clearly more than al­co­hol in­volved in this”, and placed him on pro­ba­tion for two years.

Rayner was also re­quired to pay $1255 in resti­tu­tion costs.

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