Drunk Mt Morgan men jaywalk in front of cops, all for Maccas
TWO Mt Morgan men who asked police to arrest them so they could be taken to Rockhampton and get McDonald's had their wish granted; well, partly.
On Thursday, Robert Bruce Jamieson and Brodie Dean Blank appeared in Rockhampton Magistrates Court charged with public nuisance. Blank also charged with cannabis possession.
They both reluctantly pleaded guilty, after taking issue with some of the facts presented.
The court heard just after midnight on September 19 Jamieson and Blank were drinking at the Railway Hotel in Mt Morgan with another man.
Blank said he originally left the pub because he saw police outside, and he wanted to ask them about a report he had filed about a break and enter at his home.
Police told the intoxicated men to move on, but Police prosecutor Sergeant Darrell Dalton said they stepped onto the road in a 60km/h zone, yelling and walking in front of cars.
Police also found 1.3g of marijuana in a clip seal bag in Blank's wallet.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Darrell Dalton told the court, "they said they wanted police to arrest them so they could be taken to Rockhampton".
"They wanted to go to Rockhampton to get to McDonalds," Sgt Dalton said.
He also said Jamieson was laughing and making jokes as police arrested him.
Jamieson said they were walking away from the hotel about 300m down the road when officers approached them again.
"I actually wanted McDonald's so it was a pretty stupid thing to do," he said.
Magistrate Michael O'Driscoll asked him how drunk he was, on a scale of one to 10 (10 being the highest).
"A seven or an eight," Jamieson responded.
"I was out for a good time."
Jamieson was not given a fine due to an outstanding SPER debt of $8692.40, which has not been paid since 2012.
He was instead put on probation for 12 months, with a conviction recorded.
Blank said he didn't agree with all the facts, but decided to plead guilty anyway because he didn't want to have to come back to court. He was fined $1200 with no conviction recorded.