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Man fined for public nuisance after taxi rank fight

AFTER an alcohol-fuelled night, while waiting for a cab home, Matthew Wayne Milner got into a fight with another patron at a CBD taxi rank.

Milner, 19, pleaded guilty in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court to one count of public nuisance after a night out earlier this month.

The court heard that about 3.50am on June 7, police officers were patrolling the Rockhampton CBD when they were called to a fight at a taxi rank.

Police prosecutor Danita Clarke said officers found Milner at the scene, yelling and approaching another man with closed fists.

When they approached Milner, he told them to get their hands off him; but said it using colourful language.

He even told officers "you are going to lose your badge for this", the court heard.

His defence lawyer told the court Milner was out with friends when he simply got into an argument at the taxi rank.

The lawyer also said Milner's decisions were impaired due to his level of intoxication.

Magistrate Cameron Press fined Milner $750 for his drunken escapade.

A conviction was not recorded.

Topics:  alcohol court fight public nuisance rockhampton



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