Wrong place to pick a fight

A YOUNG plumber has been fined after getting into a fight with his brother outside the Maryborough Courthouse.

Jake Mitchell Batten, 20, pleaded guilty to being a public nuisance.

Police were called to the scene on Richmond Street about 6pm on December 26.

Batten swore continually at police before being arrested and taken to the watch-house.

Defence solicitor Judy Millward said Batten was intoxicated after mixing alcohol with his prescription medication.

Ms Millward said Batten was extremely remorseful for the incident.

Magistrate Neil Lavaring fined him $300.



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