Deja vu

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS | PROSERPINE MAGISTRATES COURT -

KAI Wil­liams, 28, is likely to think harder about his re­la­tion­ship with al­co­hol af­ter an ap­pear­ance in the Proser­pine court this week.

At 9.30pm on June 10, Wil­liams was seen help­ing a woman, who had fallen to the ground in front of Mag­nums, Air­lie Beach.

Se­cu­rity guards had in­di­cated for po­lice to ap­proach, but when they did Wil­liams be­gan swear­ing loudly that the “se­cu­rity guards were all c***s” Prose­cu­tor Bern­hard Berger said.

Wil­liams then de­nied hav­ing ID although po­lice could see a wal­let in his back pocket.

Po­lice es­tab­lished he had been asked to leave Mag­nums but be­came ag­gres­sive and re­sisted evic­tion.

Jennine Ki­ley from the Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Is­lan­der Le­gal Ser­vices (ATSILS) said Wil­liams had ad­mit­ted to her “he doesn’t act ap­pro­pri­ately when he’s out drink­ing and that’s why since 2013 he hasn’t been out drink­ing”.

Ms Ki­ley said the night in ques­tion had been an un­for­tu­nate “case of deja vu” but she noted he hadn’t gone out since.

Mag­is­trate Si­mon Young said Wil­liams had some “ex­ten­sive” his­tory and this was “a con­tin­u­a­tion of some long-stand­ing pat­terns of be­hav­iour”.

But he felt the ap­pro­pri­ate steps to­wards a dif­fer­ent path were be­ing taken.

Wil­liams was fined $500.

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