Fine for mooning at pub

DUTY lawyer Brad Krebs kept the mood light in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday, when he suggested a court volunteer moon the magistrate.

The case that brought about this jesting was that of Jayme Luke Cooke, who had pleaded guilty in writing to a public offence charge.

Police busted Cooke with his pants down - literally - outside Dicey's Irish Pub on March 18.

After listening to the facts of the incident, read out by police prosecutor Nina Sulzor, Mr Krebs inquired whether Magistrate Russell Warfield knew what "mooning" was.

"If your honour is unfamiliar with the manoeuvre, I'm sure (a court volunteer) would be happy to demonstrate," he said.

Mr Warfield declined the offer, much to the relief of the volunteer.

Cooke was fined $400 for the offence.

He later appeared in court, late, and apologised to the Mr Warfield in person for his behaviour. Cooke said he was intoxicated at the time.



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