Having a large, homemade knife in car cost $500
A GYMPIE man who drove around Biggenden with a large homemade knife in his car has been fined $500 in Maryborough Magistrates Court.
Mitchell Lawrence Rule, 27, was pulled over by police on November 20 in George St after they received information about a man making threats in the area.
The court heard police intercepted Rule in a red Holden Commodore sedan and he admitted to having the knife in his possession.
Police prosecutor Chris Elder said the knife's blade was 14cm in length and the knife measured 17cm in total.
Police took Rule to Bundaberg Hospital where he was assessed but he was not found to be suffering mental health issues.
The court heard Rule, who was unemployed and living on a disability pension, was upset due to a relationship break up and had "wanted to fight someone" but he insisted he never intended to use the knife.
Rule was fined $500 after he pleaded guilty to possessing a knife in a public place.
The knife was forfeited.