COURT: Wood and brass judges gavel on a law book. Photo contributed.
COURT: Wood and brass judges gavel on a law book. Photo contributed. Contributed

Man gets a dressing down in court

BRODY Robert Marshman copped the wrath of magistrate Simon Young for inappropriate attire in Proserpine Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Charged with drug driving he appeared in court wearing a t-shirt and thongs.

Mr Young let the young man know straight away what he thought.

"Is there any reason why you think it's appropriate to appear in court in thongs and a t-shirt?" he said.

"No, it's my first time (in court)," Marshman replied.

"Right. So you don't think its important then?" Mr Young asked, adding "why would you disrespect the court coming dressed like that?"

Getting down to the business in hand, the court heard that on May 12 on the Bruce Highway at Goorganga Plains, Marshman had been pulled over and tested positive for cannabis.

He was also found to be on his P1 license.

On Monday he was disqualified from driving for three months and fined $400.

"Don't ever appear like that in court again," Mr Young said.

"It didn't affect you today but it can."


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