Double drink driving dilemma for unruly Gatton Show patron
A 26-YEAR-OLD man's unruly night at the Gatton Show could cost him dearly after being charged with a number of offences.
Gatton police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Tom Missingham said the Moorooka man first came to attention of officers who noticed him drinking liquor in sideshow alley about 10pm Saturday.
Snr Sgt Missingham said the man was issued a liquor infringement notice and rebelled against police, who then charged him with obstructing police.
The man was charged with a public nuisance offence just 45 minutes later, when officers were called to the William St entrance to the Gatton Showgrounds.
Snr Sgt Missingham said the man had become involved in a fight.
Police caught up with the man again about an hour later when they stopped him driving on Spencer St for a random breath test.
After recording a blood alcohol reading of 0.151 per cent, the man was let go.
However, his night continued on a downward spiral when police again stopped him driving about 1am Sunday, this time on Eastern Dr.
He was charged again, this time registering a blood alcohol reading of 0.146 per cent.
"He didn't heed the warnings," Snr Sgt Missingham said.
The man's actions were a blight on what was an otherwise well-behaved Gatton Show crowd.
"Apart from that there were no other major incidents at the show."