Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Nude Dudes Caught with Pants Down Naked Men Nabbed on the Coast; Naked Rider Found in Pool of Blood a[euro]Nude'' Beach Brawler Says He Had His Pants on Man Nabbed after Lewd Act on Boat Ramp

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Nude Dudes Caught with Pants Down Naked Men Nabbed on the Coast; Naked Rider Found in Pool of Blood a[euro]Nude'' Beach Brawler Says He Had His Pants on Man Nabbed after Lewd Act on Boat Ramp

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Byline: Nikita Watts

THE nude, rude motorcycle dude and other tales from the Yeppoon court room.

The theme of the day in court yesterday was the things people do while naked a and then get busted by police and appear red-faced months later in front of a stern magistrate.

Charles Edward Felsman fronted the court for driving-related charges, from riding a motorcycle through the Yeppoon CBD on New Year's Eve.

At 10.40pm on December 31 police received complaints about a naked man riding a motorbike above the speed limit.

Police prosecutor Barbara Barton told the Yeppoon Magistrates Court yesterday police attempted to stop Felsman, but he'd failed to stop, and they found him a while later naked and alying in a pool of blooda in a gutter in Hughes St.

Ms Barton said Felsman had serious leg injuries and cuts and abrasions a and also wasn't wearing a helmet.

He was breath-tested and recorded a reading of 0.213. Duty lawyer Anne Knight said Felsman was wearing shorts, but they were torn off during the accident.

She said he's had quite a few drinks and was extremely depressed, and was taking a high dosage of anti- depressants.

Felsman was convicted and fined $400 for driving while uninsured, unregistered and not wearing a helmet.

He was also fined $900 and disqualified from driving for 18 months for the drink-driving charge, and placed on 12 months probation to attend the Under the Limit drink driving program. …

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