Woman 'lucky' she isn't going to jail after 'dirty dancing'
CORRINA Joy Myers is "very lucky" she isn't going to jail.
The mother of four pleaded guilty to being a public nuisance on July 6 this year in Beaconsfield.
A neighbour called police about 8.40pm because she was standing on the street "yelling and screaming" at other residents, prosecutor Errica Fforde said.
Myers was using vulgar language at the top of her lungs and abusing a man, who was with her.
When police arrived, Myers told officers she hadn't done anything wrong and was upset with her neighbours, the Mackay Magistrates Court heard.
Myers was just out the front of her home "dirty dancing" with her partner, the court heard.
Defence solicitor Antoinette Morton, of Morton Lawyers, said the 43-year-old was very intoxicated at the time.
Magistrate Damien Dwyer said Myers had been jailed for 18 months and paroled for "a matter of violence" and then committed this offence.
She was "very, very lucky" not to be in jail now.
Myers had also previously been charged with being drunk and disorderly in a licensed premise.
But because it was the first time Myers had been charged with being a public nuisance, Mr Dwyer said "my hands are tied".
Myers was convicted and fined $750, which she asked to be converted to 34 hours unpaid community service.