Tongue in cheek
A MOUNT Jukes man subject to a Safe Night Precinct ban told police he entered Beaches Bar and Grill on July 9 because his mate had a heart attack and needed to be rescued.
This “cheeky” remark did not help Daniel Jon Bampton, 47, in Proserpine Magistrates Court after police revealed there was no evidence to establish this.
CCTV footage also showed Bampton had entered Magnums on June 18 despite the ban being in place at this time.
Defence Lawyer Elizabeth Smith said Bampton did not mislead police and was just “being smart”. “It was an offhand remark, he didn’t take it any further and didn’t maintain it with police,” she said. Bampton was fined $1000 and his SNP ban was extended a further six months.
A conviction was recorded.