Man fined for not staying away from Airlie nightlife
ADAM Ronald Nelson simply couldn't keep away from Airlie Beach's Safe Night Precinct after being banned.
Police prosecutor Senior Constable Manon Barwick told Proserpine Magistrates Court on Monday that patrolling police saw Nelson arguing with another man outside Beaches Backpackers around 1.55am on September 21 when Nelson took a swing at the other man, which missed.
Police issued him with a banning order from the Safe Night Precinct until September 30.
Then on September 21 around 11.30pm, police saw Nelson walking outside Boom Nightclub. He told them he couldn't remember being given the banning notice.
Then at 2.15am on September 22, police saw Nelson leaving Boom and he said he was going to McDonald's.
Then, not to outdo himself, he was subsequently caught for a third time on September 23 around 3.15am outside the Airlie Beach lagoon. He was then arrested.
Magistrate Simon Young said Nelson's behaviour showed "a contemptuous regard for police authority".
Nelson was fined $1500.