Emily-Jayde Hampton, 23, pleaded guilty to committing a public nuisance and contravening a direction or requirement.
Emily-Jayde Hampton, 23, pleaded guilty to committing a public nuisance and contravening a direction or requirement.

Woman spat at nightclub patrons after being kicked out

A woman who was evicted from a Gladstone nightclub, kicked the window of a parked car before chasing a man around it, a court heard.

Emily-Jayde Hampton, 23, pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday to committing a public nuisance and contravening a direction or requirement.

Police prosecutor Carl Spargo read the facts of Hampton's case to the court and Acting Magistrate Damian Carroll.

About midnight on February 26, Hampton was at a Gladstone nightclub where she was involved in an altercation with several other patrons in the smoking area.

She was removed from the premises by venue security, however, remained at the front of the club, verbally abusing another person.

Hampton then spat in the direction of a person on the balcony before walking over to a car at the front of the club and kicking the front passenger window.

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She proceeded to chase a man around the car several times before returning to the car and kicking it a further two times before security intervened again and she walked off.

Police attended the scene and Hampton was identified by security.

She was located 50 metres up the hill, however, due to her intoxication level she was not formally questioned in relation to the matter.

Hampton was diverted into the care of her mother after she was involved in a subsequent incident.

Police attended the club and obtained CCTV footage of the incident.

On March 8, police attended Hampton's address and served her with a notice to appear in court in relation to the incident.

Hampton's duty lawyer Jun Pepito said his client had been trying to avoid the man she chased around the car because he had been trying to kiss her all night.

Mr Carroll said the fact she was being harassed did not excuse her "disgusting behaviour" of spitting back into the smoker's area of the club when she was evicted.

Hampton was placed on 12 months' probation with no convictions recorded.

More Gladstone Magistrates Court stories:

- Drug-driver claimed cannabis helped him sleep better

- Repeat drug offender had open cans of bourbon in car

- Repeat traffic offender avoids jail



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