Nagged for three days, boyfriend loses it at Uniting Care

A NAGGING girlfriend has led to a man being fined for public nuisance and obstructing police in Hervey Bay.

Brett John Waters pleaded guilty in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court to the offences, and the court heard "three days of nagging from his girlfriend" combined with sleeping tablets and prescription drugs led to the offending behaviour.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Jeanette Grigoris said Waters went to Uniting Care Hervey Bay on September 20 last year and when he got there he demanded to see a counsellor.

After being told he needed to make an appointment, Waters lost the plot and began abusing staff, pushing things off desks and punching a window.

The court heard he left the office, only to try and return within minutes, still shouting abuse.

Snr Const Grigoris said the staff at the charity organisation was fearful for their safety so the building was put into lockdown.

Police later attended and then went to Waters' address where he resisted arrest, Snr Const Grigoris said.

Waters said he regretted his behaviour and that he had never had any offences which involved resisting police before.

Waters' mother also addressed the court and said her son's girlfriend had been nagging him constantly about going to see Uniting Care.

She said Waters was also taking prescription medication and sleeping tablets at the time.

Magistrate Graeme Tatnell admonished Waters for scaring the staff at Uniting Care.

The magistrate ordered Waters pay a fine of $400.