Sam Barnett and Melissa Garbin are facing charges for property damage after an argument escalated.
Sam Barnett and Melissa Garbin are facing charges for property damage after an argument escalated. Facebook / Brisbane Times

WA premier's son charged over Gold Coast incident

THE son of WA Premier Colin Barnett has laughed off getting charged with property damage on the Gold Coast, claiming it "was just one of those stupid nights out."

Sam Barnett and his girlfriend Melissa Garbin were charged after smashing each other's laptops and phones.

Their loud arguing reportedly caused security to call the police to the hotel in the early hours of Monday morning.

"It was one of those stupid nights out on the Gold Coast where she broke my laptop and I broke hers," Mr Barnett told Radio 6PR on Tuesday morning.

"My laptop was the first one to go, but when you are having one of those evenings these things do happen. Every couple has situations where things don't go according to plan and the Gold Coast is synonymous with that."

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