Dalby man’s meltdown after noise complaint
A Dalby father of eight had to be physically restrained by police after he repeatedly refused to turn his music down at his house.
Daniel Kevin Edward Carmody faced Dalby Magistrates Court on January 18, charged with obstructing police and failing to comply with a noise direction.
The court heard police were called to his Dalby address about midnight on December 27 in relation to a noise complaint.
Police prosecutor sergeant Derek Brady said two hours later police were called again to the same residence for disobeying the noise abatement notice.
They observed the music booming from Carmody’s vehicle in his backyard, with Carmody passed out in the yard behind the car.
The court heard Carmody became hostile and belligerent towards police, telling them to “f---off”, “get out of my yard”, and balled his fists.
Sergeant Brady told the court Carmody began to walk away from police and was warned if he didn’t comply he’d be arrested.
Police had no other choice to apprehend Carmody, upon which he began physically resisting, requiring handcuffs to apprehend him.
Defence lawyer Jessica Hine said the 39-year-old father was “extremely embarrassed and remorseful” for the incident.
She told the court there was a party with family earlier in the night, which was the catalyst for the noise complaint.
Magistrate Tracy Mossop told Carmody his behaviour was inconsiderate to others during midnight and 2am.
“The fact that you were asleep seems to me that you were under the influence of something if you can sleep through such a loud noise,” she said.
“Then you were woken, and you were hostile to police, that clearly shows me that something was going on.”
Carmody pleaded guilty to both charges and was fined $600, with a conviction recorded.