‘SICK OF IT’: Police take aim at drunken louts
POLICE are fed up with drunken louts causing mischief and have appealed for the return to common sense.
Dalby Sergeant Sean Donaghy said officers have been taken away from serious duties to deal with anti-social behaviour.
Most recently they were called to the Criterion Hotel at 10.15pm on Saturday after a 24-year-old man refused to leave the pub.
The man was evicted due to intoxication but then jumped the hotel's fence and entered the pub through its back door.
Staff phoned police after they kicked the man out a second time.
"He was located walking along Drayton Rd," Sgt Donaghy said.
The man was belligerent and refused to answer the officers' questions.
He also pulled away after they arrested him.
The man was subdued and taken to the Dalby watch-house where a breath test returned a reading of 0.222 per cent.
Police charged the man with failing to leave a licensed premises, disobeying police requirement and obstructing police.
The man was issued a notice to appear in the Dalby Magistrates Court on October 29.
He was also issued a banning notice, excluding him from drinking at any pubs in town.
"Police will not tolerate bad behaviour in licensed venues and offenders will be dealt with in accordance with the law," Sgt Donaghy said
"We are just sick of it."