A fire cracker of a fine after Cowboys Grand Final win

SETTING off some firecrackers after the North Queensland Cowboys NRL Grand Final win over Brisbane Broncos might have seemed like a good idea at the time.

But it landed Lucas James Hetherington in Rockhampton Magistrates Court on Friday.

Hetherington pleaded guilty to one count of possessing explosives and one of failing to present identifying particulars to the police.

The court heard police were called to Flamingos on Quay at 1am on October 5, where Hetherington and a friend were allegedly letting off firecrackers in the beer garden.

Heatherington's solicitor said it was a friend of Hetherington's who had been lighting the firecrackers.

Magistrate Cameron Press fined Hetherington a total of $750 for the two offences, but did not record a conviction.



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