Man causes disturbance at servo

A MAN who caused a disturbance at a service station when he followed a woman there and got into an argument with her, fronted court yesterday.

Laurie Cameron Levett, 39, pleaded guilty in Bundaberg Magistrates Court to obstructing police and committing public nuisance.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Robyn Shapcott said officers were called to the BP service station on the corner of Takalvan and Crofton streets on November 11, where Levett was arguing with a woman.

Police asked Levett to step away while they spoke to the woman, but he told them it was a free country and “adopted an aggressive stance”.

The woman was placed in the police car, at which Levett then began circling the vehicle and shouting.

Officers stood between Levett and the car, believing he would assault the woman.

Thomas Bray appeared as duty lawyer for Levett. He said the woman and defendant had been friends for 20 years and she had not been paying rent while staying with Levett.

She had then decided to leave without giving him any payment, despite the fact Levett was having financial difficulties.

Magistrate Jennifer Batts fined the man $420, with the one fine for both offences.



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