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'Alcoholic' flashes breasts

A WOMAN has been fined after exposing her breasts and yelling racial slurs at neighbours.

Police were called to a disturbance on Henty Drive in Redbank Plains on March 24 and were approached by two women.

Ipswich Magistrates Court was told one of the women complained about her neighbour flashing people outside her home on March 12 and showed police taped footage of the incident.

Prosecutor Sergeant Mathew Donnelly said the footage showed Margaret Jean Garretty, 41, standing on the footpath about 4.30pm talking to a group of people when she lifted her singlet – exposing her breasts causing the witnesses to walked away disgusted.

Sgt Donnelly said the woman complained Garretty’s behaviour had been an ongoing problem and “children didn’t need to see the alcoholic neighbour exposing herself”.

The other woman complained to police at 7pm that Garretty had been yelling racist remarks and harassing their family since 5am that day.

Sgt Donnelly said Garretty had then picked up some sticks in the family’s front yard and performed a “corroboree” in an offensive manner.

Police then arrested Garretty, who was extremely intoxicated and behaving in an uncooperative manner.

Garretty pleaded guilty to two charges of public nuisance and was fined $400.

Defence lawyer Matthew Fairclough said his client had also been harassed by neighbours on the street and had limited criminal history.

Magistrate Donna MacCallum told Garretty to get help for her alcohol problem before she lands herself in jail.



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