Local DJ nearly banned from club he works at

ROCKHAMPTON Magistrate Cameron Press was yesterday considering banning local DJ Christopher Andrew Edwards from the nightclub he works at.

Thankfully for Edwards, defence representative William Prizeman was able to convince Mr Press to reconsider his decision.

Edwards, 25, pleaded guilty in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court to one count of committing a public nuisance offence and one count of driving on a suspended licence.

The court heard that on July 26, just after 5am, Edwards got into an altercation with another man outside the Zodiac Nightclub in William St.

Sergeant Darrell Dalton said police officers arrived at the scene and broke up the altercation.

The court heard Edwards had punched the man after a scuffle.

Mr Prizeman told the court there was an element of provocation in the incident.

The court heard Edwards and the man had been involved in a disagreement earlier that night.

The matter had to be adjourned briefly because the police prosecution did not reveal the fact that CCTV footage showed Edwards had been pushed during the altercation outside the Zodiac.

Once that was established, the matter proceeded.

Mr Press fined Edwards $1200, banned him from the Zodiac, other than for work-related purposes, and from drinking at the venue.

On the driving matter, where he was caught driving on a suspended licence on August 2, he was fined $300 and disqualified from driving for a month.



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