Man locked up for picking fights

A 28-YEAR-OLD man appeared in the docks of Bundaberg Magistrates Court yesterday following his arrest for ignoring police directions, after he hurled abuse at people on Targo Street in the early hours of Sunday.

Police caught Daniel John Prince from Burnett Heads “hassling people and attempting to pick fights” at the McDonalds restaurant on the corner of Targo and Woongarra streets about 2.20am on Sunday.

Police prosecutor Barry Stevens said Prince appeared to be intoxicated and police gave him formal directions to leave the CBD, including Targo Street, for 24 hours.

But half an hour later, police saw Prince at the Queenslander Hotel, which was in breach of the directions he had been given.

He was arrested and charged with breach of bail and contravening a direction, to which he pleaded guilty yesterday.

Defence lawyer Edwina Rowan said her client had a limited recollection of the offence, but said he had already called for a taxi before he was caught by police.

She said the breach of bail, which stemmed from Prince not informing police he had moved home — a condition of his bail for other previous matters — was conceded, although he had attempted to inform the court of his move, just not in the correct way.

He was fined $300 for each offence.

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