His assault calls were a nuisance and he copped a fine

A 41-YEAR-old man who dialled 000 three times, falsely claiming he was being assaulted, has received a fine.

Urangan resident Ken Cavanagh appeared in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court charged with improper use of an emergency call service.

The court heard Cavanagh dialled 000 on July 14 and told the operator he was being assaulted.

A witness told the operator Cavanagh was not being assaulted.

Later on he called police from the Kondari Hotel while he was drunk.

Police attended and took him back to his residence where Cavanagh again called emergency services claiming his family didn't respect him.

Prosecutor Sergeant Michael Quirk said police were extremely busy that night.

Cavanagh said he had called police because he felt he was a threat to himself.

He also said he took care of his wheelchair-bound elderly mother and his fiancee, putting pressure on his home life.

He was fined $1000.



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