Man throws beer cans on highway
FUELLED by allegedly being on the wrong end of racial slurs, a Biloela man has been fined for throwing beer cans on the highway.
Asa Beaney, 29, was standing in the centre of the Dawson Highway near Dunn street throwing beer cans and a creating traffic hazard when police were called at 4.30pm on September 21.
In the Biloela Magistrates Court today, Mr Beaney said he had been drinking with a friend at a Biloela caravan park earlier that day when the park’s manager allegedly started to racially offend him.
“He said I’ve heard about you gypsys and so on which was funny to start with but then as he went on, it got a little bit racial,” Mr Beaney said.
“Later on that day when I was walking back from Hotel Settlers intoxicated, the manager was across the road with his car shouting you dirty gypsy c**t.
“I got wound up and lost myself completely.”
Police Prosecutor Srg Darrell Dalton said that when police attended the scene, there were two male persons standing in the centre of the Dawson highway - Mr Beaney and another male trying to calm him down.
“Police spoke to both males and observed the defendant was moderately intoxicated and stated he was upset with the manager of the caravan park who had been degrading him,” Sgt Dalton said.
“By that time the manager walked around the corner and was visible to the defendant who then yelled out and swore at that person telling the manager to take his shirt off and fight him.”
Mr Beaney pleaded guilty to the charge of public nuisance and also for failing to appear for the same charge back on November 13 in the Biloela Magistrates Court.
Mr Beaney was fined $500 for public nuisance and $250 for failing to appear. No conviction was recorded.