Serial pest drunk in public again

A SERIAL public pest who breached his bail by blowing more than five times the legal alcohol limit has appeared in court yet again.

Farah Ahmed Mohamed attracted the attention of the police when he drunkenly staggered down Lyons St at 9.50am on April 24, making obscene gestures at passing vehicles.

Police instructed him to go home and sober up but 20 minutes later they were called again when Mohamed, who was on probation at the time for other offences, was back out on the street carrying a 1.5-litre bottle containing wine.

The Warwick Magistrates Court was told on Tuesday he took off when police attempted to arrest him and it took several officers to bring him under control and transport him to the watchhouse.

Once sober he was released on bail, with a non-drinking condition, but the very next day, at 10.30am, was seen by police in the CBD to be visibly intoxicated in public.

When taken again to the watchhouse Mohamed, 23, recorded a blood alcohol concentration of .263.

A Corrective Services probation and parole representative told the court Mohamed had been placed on 12 months probation in March for similar offending and needed more time to undergo substance abuse counselling.

Mohamed pleaded guilty this week to charges of public nuisance and breaching probation and bail.

Magistrate Graham Lee left his probation in place, fined him $400 and suspended a one month jail term for six months.



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