Percy St punch on and dash from cops lands man in court
A MAN who was caught punching on in a street fight on Percy St and then bolted from police has been ordered to spend time giving back to the community.
Callum Ross McDonald pleaded guilty to two counts of obstructing a police officer, one of which was committed near a licensed premises, as well as one count of public nuisance.
Police Prosecutor Ken Wiggan said police saw McDonald in the fight with multiple people wrestling and punching each other just before midnight on August 31.
When cops tried to intervene, he didn't hang around.
"He was approached by the officer and he looked at the officer and ran off down the road," Sgt Wiggan said.
But McDonald, 25, was not on the run for long, as police later found him at the Malt House.
McDonald, who is working at the Warwick Solar Farm on a working holiday Visa, told the court he had drunk too much that night.
"I can't honestly remember the night," he said.
Despite working six days a week at the solar farm, he was told he'd have to do community service.
Magistrate Bevan Manthey ordered him to serve 80 hours community service within the next year.
No conviction was recorded.