Fined for supplying party grog

A DRUNKEN vomit at a private party led to the conviction of an Allora man under a new supply-liquor-to-a-minor law, the Warwick Magistrate Court heard on Wednesday.

Anthony James Christensen pleaded guilty to supplying liquor to a minor at a private residence after officers attended a gathering at Allora about 4.30pm on March 13.

The police prosecutor said officers observed a 16-year-old boy at the residence who appeared to be heavily intoxicated, as he was unsteady on his feet, smelled of alcohol and slurred his words.

“He then leant over a rail and vomited in front of police,” the prosecutor said.

When breathalysed by police, the court heard the teen blew a positive alcohol reading of 0.117 per cent.

The prosecutor said Christensen purchased two casks of wine, and although he did not see the teen consume the grog, he knew he was drinking at the party.

Christensen’s defence counsel said his client saw the drunken 16 year old and tried to put him to bed and was “sorry for his actions”.

“There was some prior planning for getting the alcohol for the young fellow,” the defence said.

Magistrate Cridland fined Christensen $600 and a conviction was recorded.



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