Man fined for stabbing taxi seat with a chicken skewer

BOOZE, taxis and chicken skewers make a costly recipe for disaster, a Gladstone man learned on Tuesday.

Denis Garcia fronted Gladstone Magistrates Court on one charge of wilful damage after stabbing a taxi seat with a chicken skewer en route to Barney Point Ferry Terminal about 1.30am on March 2.

The defendant entered an early plea of guilty and was fined $400 and ordered to pay restitution of $440 after he deliberately drove the skewer into the taxi seat.

Garcia got angry after the taxi driver refused to take him through the McDonald's drive-through.

Garcia was instead taken to a service station on Dawson Hwy to feed his desire for a late night snack after a night on the town.

The taxi dropped the defendant at the ferry terminal before reporting the damage to authorities.

Gladstone police found the drunken Garcia at the terminal.

Magistrate Russell Warfield said Garcia's drinking had led to a fairly stupid offence.

No conviction was recorded.



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