GIVE the bartender lip and you could find yourself having a very expensive night out as one man found in Yamba on Friday.
About 8pm the local argued with bar staff at one of the watering holes. Staff refused to serve him and told him to leave. He declined so the police arrived and slapped him with a $550 fine.
A 27-year-old Ilarwill man learned the same lesson at a Maclean pub in the early hours of Sunday morning.
He was kicked out of a bar about 12.15am for being too drunk and will be stung with a similar fine for his behaviour.
Meanwhile in Wooli about 6.30pm on Sunday night a 34-year-old Coffs Harbour man and a 37-year-old Mulloway woman became involved in an altercation with bar staff after also being told to leave.
Both people were arrested and taken to Grafton Police Station.
The man was refused bail and appeared at Grafton Local Court yesterday charged with a range of offences including property damage and resisting an officer in the execution of duty.