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Loud pub karaoke night ends in court for M'boro man

A NIGHT out at karaoke that turned into a top volume singing session landed Glen Andrew Mayes before Maryborough Magistrates Court.

The Maryborough man pleaded guilty to one charge of failing to comply with a noise abatement direction.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Kath Stagoll said police arrived at Mayes home at 11.20pm one evening in response to a noise complaint.

His stereo was blaring and when police saw him, he was sitting on the floor and made no attempt to turn the music down.

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Sgt Stagoll said Mayes turned the stereo down after he received an official noise abatement direction from police.

About 1.15am, police were called back as Mayes was playing loud music again. This time he refused to turn the music down.

When police turned it down for him, he told them he would turn it back up as soon as they left. Mayes was then arrested.

Representing himself, Mayes told the court that he had suffered through a lot over the past year, including the loss of his long-term partner to a terminal disease.

He had broken his leg, lost his job just before Christmas and had been under financial strain, forcing him to sell his house.

A week before the incident, his partner died.

On the night of the noise complaint, Mayes went to karaoke at a Maryborough hotel.

He told the court he sang a few songs, describing it as a "good performance".

"There were a few rounds of applause," he told magistrate John Smith.

Mr Smith fined Mayes $450.

Topics:  guilty plea, maryborough magistrate's court, police



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