Drunk man disrupts court

TWO police officers had to be sent to the Hervey Bay Courthouse on Tuesday to deal with a drunk defendant who was disrupting proceedings.

Glenn Wayne Power surprised everyone when he stepped up to the bar table and told Magistrate Graeme Tatnell he was "looking sexy".

He then kept interrupting his solicitor and speaking out of turn, prompting Mr Tatnell to ask: "Have you been drinking?"

"Yes I have," Power admitted.

It was about 10.30am.

"I will not deal with you while you are under the influence of alcohol," Mr Tatnell told the 39-year-old.

But Power, who was facing five charges including possessing dangerous drugs, breaching his bail and breaching a domestic violence protection order, wanted his matters dealt with.

"If you're going to send me to jail, send me to jail," he dared Mr Tatnell.

"I've had enough.

"I just want it dealt with.

"It's a monkey on my back."

Mr Tatnell granted a two-week adjournment and allowed Power out on bail.

"Am I going to jail Your Honour?" he asked.

"You'll be going to jail the moment you don't stay quiet," Mr Tatnell said.

"If you don't appear sober on the next occasion you will be placed in custody."

Power will reappear in court on September 17.



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