Trevor Veale

Tough consequences for alcohol fuelled behaviour

POLICE are warning the public of the tough consequences of anti-social alcohol fuelled behaviour.

Tweed Byron LAC released a statement on their official Facebook page addressing the issue.

"Please be warned that intoxicated anti-social behaviour occurring in the Tweed Byron Local Area Command will not be tolerated," it said.

"If you do not leave licensed premise when told to by employees of the licensed premises, or by police, you will be issued an on the spot fine that carries a penalty of $550.

"When you are asked to leave the licensed premises you must not remain within 50 metres of that licensed premises otherwise you will be committing an offence."

The command-wide warning was issued after a 27-year-old Queensland man was issued with a $550 ticket for Failing to Quit Licensed Premises in the early morning of October 20.

He was arguing with security guards at Cheeky Monkeys nightclub in Byron Bay, after they refused him entry because he was drunk.

Police were notified and the ticket was issued when the man disobeyed a police direction to leave the area.

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