Fine for traffic control stunt
A MAN has been fined for jumping in front of cars in the Ipswich CBD and trying to perform traffic control.
Clayton Noel Miller was captured on Ipswich Safe City footage standing in the middle of Brisbane Street at 11.25pm on January 22.
Ipswich Magistrates Court heard that Miller, 30, waited for two vehicles to approach and then stepped out in front of them.
He then did “traffic control” for about two minutes and made no attempt to cross the road.
Police arrived and Miller walked off the road voluntarily.
Miller said he had been “dared by a friend so he just did it”.
Prosecutor Senior Constable Brad Dick said Miller had four previous public nuisance offences since 2008.
Miller pleaded guilty to committing a public nuisance.
He was fined $300.
Defence lawyer Shay Duce said she had spoken to Miller, a machine operator, about his drinking but he said it was not an issue.
“He says he doesn't have a drinking problem; he just does stupid things when he drinks,” she said.
Magistrate Michael Quinn said the incident would have been terrifying for the drivers of the vehicles.