Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Court's Never Really Boring

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Court's Never Really Boring

Article excerpt

ONGOING renovations at Toowoomba's Courthouse sometimes bring court proceedings to a halt due to noise.

During arrest court in Magistrates Court 3 Thursday morning, an over-zealous worker started drilling into the wall adjoining the court.

The drilling noise interrupted a defendant's sentence, prompting a frowning magistrate to ask aloud: "Is there a dentist next door?"

Defence lawyer on his feet at the bar table didn't miss the opportunity.

Grinning at the police prosecutor beside him, he cheekily suggested: "The police might be conducting an interview next door."

Over the top

SAME magistrate was sentencing a young man who had blown 0.125 after driving away from a pub between Toowoomba and Crows Nest.

The chap told the magistrate that he couldn't believe he was over the limit at the time, adding, "I only had six or seven schooners that night".

"That'll do it!" the magistrate shot back in reference to the quantity of liquor the lad had put down.

How romantic

IT'S not unusual for people to go wild at Byron Bay's Splendour in the Grass festival, but one Toowoomba attendee possibly partied a little too hard.

The lad returned to Toowoomba sporting a tattoo of a martini glass next to his nipple.

When asked about the tattoo, the lad responded, "Apparently, I agreed to do it when I was drunk. I completely forgot about it the next day."

While most people think long and hard about their tattoos, and pick ones with special meanings, the Toowoomba bloke's tattoo had a special meaning of its own.

"We were drinking martinis at the time," he said, "so that's what the tattoo was!"

Dr Who?

GOVERNMENT employment website is advertising a job for a TARDIS Manager.

The job needs someone who grasps complex issues quickly and has a good working knowledge of the DOORS requirements management system.

We wonder if previous experience in time travel would be beneficial?

Wasted lesson

OLDER brother thought he'd help knee-high kid sister with her defensive skills and shaped up to her for a "friendly" spar. …

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