Man drops pants and gyrates at Toowoomba CBD traffic

A MAN caught with his pants down on Ruthven St gyrating at traffic and passers-by admitted he'd had a little too much to drink when he was picked up by police.

Jason Mark Gray, 26, couldn't give a valid reason as to why he had pulled his pants down to his ankles and his shirt over his head and was gyrating at passing traffic the morning of May 7.

But he admitted to the offence when he appeared in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court on the single charge of commit public nuisance within licences premises or vicinity of licensed premises.

Prosecutor Natalie Bugden told the court Gray was spotted by police patrolling the Toowoomba Safe Night Precinct zone about 3.30am on May 7 with his pants around his ankles on Ruthven St outside Heritage Bank.

Police gave him a move-on direction at which point he pulled up his pants and moved a little further down the street outside The Vault on Ruthven.

The court heard Gray, outside the venue, pulled his pants down again and began gyrating his "hips in a sexual manner" towards traffic.

Spotted again by police, Gray then tried to walk across the road with his pants around his ankles before officers caught up with him.

He was taken to the Toowoomba watch house where he returned a breath alcohol reading of 0.196 per cent and spent about four hours in custody.

Magistrate Bruce Schemioneck asked Gray, representing himself in court, why he had his pants down to which the defendant shrugged.

When asked what he had to say in relation to the incident, Gray said nothing but grudgingly admitted he'd had too much to drink that night when pressed.

"What do you propose I do with you today?" Mr Schemioneck asked.

"Up to you," Gray replied.

Mr Schemioneck took into account the four hours Gray spent in custody at the watch house that morning, and the early plea to the single charge, and fined the diesel mechanic $450.

"By all means enjoy yourself in the future, just don't drink to that extent," Mr Schemioneck cautioned.

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