Stiff penalty for flashing visitor

FLASHING his genitalia outside a Toowoomba nightclub has led to a stiff penalty in the Queensland Magistrates Court for Coffs Harbour man Beau Leonard Peisley.

Police responding to a CitySafe operator’s report of a man exposing himself outside the Cube Hotel about 4.30am, Saturday, September 11, had arrived to find the 20-year-old man on the footpath.

Asked what he was doing, Peisley told police someone had flashed him and so he was flashing back, prosecutor Sergeant Alison McKee told the court. Placed under arrest, Peisley became agitated and when police asked him if he had anything in his pockets that he wished to declare before being searched, he had replied: “There’s Viagra in my pocket, why don’t you shove that up your a***”, Sgt McKee said.

Peisley this week pleaded guilty to wilful exposure and obstructing police, his solicitor Phil Stainton telling the court his client instructed that he was very drunk at the time and had no recollection of the incident.

Mr Stainton asked the court to take into account his client had spent four hours in the police watch house as a result of his actions that morning.

Without recording a conviction, Magistrate Bruce Schemioneck slapped Peisley with a $700 fine.

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