Man charged for throwing carton of alcohol into ditch
A 30-year-old Cherbourg man has landed in court after throwing a carton of Jim Beam into a ditch after police confronted him.
At 10.15am on September 7, Bowman Nathaniel Dynevor was pulled over while driving at Cherbourg, which is a restricted area for liquor.
According to police prosecutor Marcus Hooper, officers saw a shirt draped over a a large box, "about the size of a carton of liquor".
"Police also saw the defendant remove a bottle from his shirt," he said.
"When police walked around to the side of the vehicle, he became quite aggressive, demanding the police allow him to retain the carton of liquor and return it to Murgon.
"On being informed it would be seized, he threw the carton of Jim Beam and cola about five metres away in a ditch on the side of the road, causing the cardboard to rupture and the cans to scatter," Hooper said.
Magistrate Louisa Pink fined Dynevor $400 for obstructing police and possessing more than the prescribed quantity of liquor in a restricted area.