We have a grog problem
IAN Thomas Fuller urinated on a nightclub floor and Geoffrey Paul Peasnell returned to a pub after crashing his car.
These are the latest examples of alcohol-fuelled stupidity in Rockhampton.
Add to this an increase in young Rockhampton drivers getting caught behind the wheel drunk, and veteran Criterion Hotel publican Leigh Turnbull yesterday declared: "Society is sick of it''.
"Ninety-five percent of people go out for a good time.
"They don't want to put up with these idiots,'' Mr Turnbull said.
A Rockhampton nightclub served alcohol to Ian Thomas Fuller until he was so drunk he urinated on the floor, a court heard yesterday.
Not once did Stadium Nightclub staff refuse him service, Fuller told Magistrate Bronwyn Springer.
"That says a lot about the responsible service of alcohol policy doesn't it?'' Ms Springer said.
Fuller, 29, was fined $200 yesterday after pleading guilty to a disorderly on premises offence on March 19.
After the court proceedings, Stadium Nightclub general manager Rowan Toomey said the establishment took the responsible service of alcohol very seriously.
He said there was an alcohol management policy in place.
"We have monthly meetings of staff where that is reiterated,'' he said.
Police Prosecutor Senior Constable Darrell Dalton said the attention of security staff had been drawn to Fuller while he was on the upper level of the venue, about 2.30am.
He was seen staggering and fall into three other patrons while mumbling incoherently.
Fuller urinated on the floor as security staff approached, Senior Constable Dalton said.
Mr Toomey said Fuller had been given a life ban by the club.
He said there was adequate security staff to identify problem patrons, but the club would have to review surveillance footage of the incident before it re-evaluated current proceedures.
The court heard Fuller's good record allowed him to escape a conviction.