An army veteran has been fined $1350.
An army veteran has been fined $1350. Tracey Joynson

COURT: Army veteran cops $1350 fine for public nuisance

WHEN police arrived at a Glenwood home in October, they walked into scenes of utter chaos.

A man walked outside to meet them at the front of the home and told them there was nothing wrong, despite the fact that he was bleeding from the neck.

When police entered the home, there was blood on the floor.

These were the facts police prosecutor Sergeant Jeanette Grigoris told Maryborough Magistrates Court when a woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared on two counts of public nuisance yesterday.


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When police arrived at her home and were greeted by her bleeding partner, the court heard she came out of the house and became abusive toward police.

She was arrested at the scene.

The next day the woman was woken at the watchhouse and became angry again, demanding to be returned to Glenwood and banging on a glass door with members of the public nearby.

She was again arrested and charged with public nuisance for the second time.

The court heard there was an existing domestic violence order in place between the couple because of their verbal altercations.

On the night of the arrest, neighbours had called emergency services on several occasions, including while police were attending the residence, because of the screams they were hearing from the Glenwood home.

The court heard the woman had served in the army as a recruitment advisor but had stopped working because she had back injuries and suffered post traumatic stress syndrome.

She received a pension from the army and an incapacity payment, the court was told.

She had children and was supported in court by her partner.

 Both were receiving help from counsellors.

The woman was fined $1350 for the public nuisance offences.

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