❝should Why I respect what you want to do in the future when you have no respect for your behaviour in Queensland? — Magistrate Young
AN Airlie Beach man demonstrated that “drowning his sorrows” on his ex-girlfriend’s birthday was not a bright idea.
On July 9, Jarrod Davies, 24, made a scene in front of police and witnesses at a taxi rank in the Safe Night Precinct at 1.20am.
As police began writing an infringement notice, Davies touched the officer and held his mobile phone just inches from his face.
Davies was given a 10 day banning notice but, on July 16, police found him entering the Shed Bar.
Defence solicitor Elizabeth Smith said Davies had plans for overseas work which could be hindered by the recording of a conviction.
Magistrate Simon Young asked Davies: “Why should I respect what you want to do in the future when you have no respect for your behaviour in Queensland?”
Davies was fined $1500 but no conviction was recorded.