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Man to face multiple charges after night at Gatton Show

Tom Threadingham

A 26-year-old man has been charged with a number of offences after a night at the Gatton Show, managing to come to police attention five times in less than 24 hours.

Gatton Police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Tom Missingham said the Salisbury man was attending the Gatton Show on Saturday night when he was issued a liquor infringement notice for consuming alcohol in sideshow alley.

He said he was also charged with obstructing police at the same time because of his behaviour.

Half an hour later at around 10.45pm the man was involved in a fight outside of the William St entrance of the showground and he was charged with public nuisance.

At 11.45pm he was intercepted on Spencer St drink driving three times the legal limit, with a blood alcohol reading of .151.

Despite already being charged with drink driving police intercepted the man again at 12.45am on Eastern Dr with a blood alcohol reading of .146 and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Shortly after 6pm on Monday the man was intercepted again in Brisbane's West End for driving within his 24 hour suspension as a result of the previous drink driving offences.

His vehicle was impounded for three months.

"He obviously did not heed police warnings and was very uncooperative," Snt Sgt Missingham said.

He said there were no other major incidents at the show and that partrons were well-behaved.

The 26-year-old man will appear in Gatton Magistrates Court in the coming weeks.

Topics:  drink driving, gatton police, gatton show


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