Banksia Grove man who took off shirt and confronted police at out of control Clarkson party fined

Joondalup Magistrates Court.
Joondalup Magistrates Court.

POLICE had already been pelted by bottles, so the last thing they needed at a riotous Australia Day party in Clarkson was for a defiant guest to take his shirt off and confront them while they were demanding the youths leave the area.

But that’s what Banksia Grove man Anguei Aguek Chuang (22) did on January 26 and it cost him a $1000 fine in Joondalup Magistrates Court today.

The police prosecutor said officers were called to the party about 9.30pm on January 26.

Guests began throwing bottles at police and ignored requests to move on despite a sergeant demanding over a loud speaker they leave the area.

Chuang was not accused of hurling any bottles.

Police came face-to-face with him about 10.40pm on Renshaw Boulevard.

He disregarded police orders, took off his shirt and belt and walked up to an officer who was demanding he move on.

Police soon charged him with defying an order at an out-of-control gathering in circumstances of aggravation.

Chuang pleaded guilty to the offence today.

To highlight the seriousness of the charge, Magistrate Gregory Benn informed Chuang it carried a maximum three-year jail term or $18,000 fine.

“In a situation like that, police are under the pump… this kind of behaviour makes that situation more difficult,” he said.

He granted him a spent conviction.

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