Samuel Paul Walter Graham, 23, fronted the Noosa Magistrates Court after he drunkenly spat on and fought a security guard in the Safe Night Precinct.
Samuel Paul Walter Graham, 23, fronted the Noosa Magistrates Court after he drunkenly spat on and fought a security guard in the Safe Night Precinct.

Drunken spitter warned 'I will nail you to a cross'

A SERIAL drunken pest was warned he would be jailed with "hardened criminals" who had bitten off ears and injected drugs while in custody.

Samuel Paul Walter Graham attacked and spat on a security guard in a dance floor fight described as "abhorrent" and "degrading" for his victim, who had been working in Noosa's Safe Night Precinct.

The 23-year-old pleaded guilty in the Noosa Magistrates Court on Tuesday to common assault and obstructing a police officer in a public place while adversely affected by alcohol, plus failing to leave a licensed premises.

Graham had been banned from the precinct three times before the December 8 incident, when he physically fought and spat on a security guard who asked him to leave due to his "aggressive" behaviour.

 

Samuel Paul Walter Graham, 23, had been banned from Noosa's Safe Night Precinct three times already, on Monday he was banned for a fourth.
Samuel Paul Walter Graham, 23, had been banned from Noosa's Safe Night Precinct three times already, on Monday he was banned for a fourth.

The prosecution condemned Graham for subjecting the worker who was "responsibly going about their business" to the indignity of being spat on, and the potential for transmitting an infectious disease.

The court heard when Graham was removed from the venue and arrested, he and his brother physically fought police before Graham was taken to the ground and handcuffed.

The prosecution said Graham clearly could not "handle his alcohol", and he had previously been sentenced to probation, community service, an intensive corrections order and large fines, predominately associated with his drunken behaviour.

His behaviour earned him a serious scolding and punishment from Magistrate Rod Madsen, who said the only solution was for Graham to "give up the grog".

"What other explanation is there except, 'I'm an effing idiot your honour'?" Mr Madsen asked. "All we can do with idiots is put them in jail."

Graham was sentenced to six months' imprisonment, wholly suspended for two years, 80 hours community service to be completed over 12 months, $800 each for his fail to leave and obstruct police offences, and was banned from licensed premises for 12 months.

"Any drunken behaviour, I will nail you to a cross... I'm warning you I have a good memory," Mr Madsen said.



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