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Man fined for drunken outburst

A 35-year-old St George's man has pleaded guilty to damaging property, using offensive words towards police, and resisting arrest, after he smashed a car's rear window with a bike helmet.

Floyd Burgess yesterday admitted causing $1,500 worth of damage to a woman's car, and then swearing at police officers when they approached him.

Prosecutor Carrington Mahoney told Magistrates' Court that Burgess was seen damaging the rear glass of a car with a bike helmet around 9.30pm on August 16 outside Docksiders bar on Front Street.

Mr Mahoney said that when officers took hold of Burgess, he swung at them with his left hand. When they cautioned him and told him to stop resisting, Burgess said: “F**k all you n******” and “F**k you, you nasty pig,” according to the police report.

He was fined $1,800 for the offences and is required to pay for the damage to the car.

“I'm very sorry for the car, I was very intoxicated, and don't remember very much,” Burgess said.

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Published August 20, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated August 20, 2013 at 12:43 am)

Man fined for drunken outburst

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