Thursday 29 September 2016

Irishman who drank seven vodka Redbulls and several beers fined after he smashed bed and let off fire extinguisher during 'big night out'

Published 19/04/2016 | 12:58

Amaroo Hotel, Dubbo. Picture: Google Maps
Amaroo Hotel, Dubbo. Picture: Google Maps

An Irishman has picked up a conviction after he broke a bed and let off a fire extinguisher during a “big night out” in Australia.

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The Daily Liberal is reporting that Thomas Bailey (22) pleaded guilty to two counts of damaging property.

The court heard that Bailey jumped on, and broke, the wooden slats of a bed and let off a fire extinguisher after drinking seven Vodka Redbull mixed drinks and three or four beers.

The incident happened while he was staying at at the Amaroo Hotel, in Dubbo, New South Wales

Local magistrate Philip Stewart convicted Bailey and ordered him to pay  $300 (€206) fine for each offence, as well as compensation to the hotel.

The Irishman booked into the hotel on April 2 - the date the offences occurred.

Court documents show that when he let off the fire extinguisher he sprayed the fire retardant on to the carpet in the room, along with the bathroom area and hallways.

Reports said police arrived about 3.15am and he made admissions to spraying the fire retardant.

He was arrested and told police he had consumed seven Vodka Redbull mixed drinks and three or four beers.

The Irishman, who is on a working Visa in Australia, represented himself in court.

When the magistrate asked him what happened and if he had had too much alcohol, Bailey said yes.

"Mr Bailey, this is certainly not your best behaviour," Mr Stewart said.

"(You're here) on a working visa from Ireland. According to the facts you had way too much alcohol."

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