Dad subdued with capsicum

A DRUNKEN Marcus Davis walked up to two women who he did not know late at night in a Lismore street and began abusing them with an outpouring of foul and nasty language.

He followed the frightened women and when they hailed down a passing police patrol the officers had to use capsicum spray to subdue and arrest the 39-year-old man.

Davis, of Lismore, pleaded guilty in the Lismore Local Court on Monday to offensivebehaviour; refusing to comply with police directions; and resisting police on April 17.

Defence lawyer Rachael Thomas acknowledged her client was ‘not a stranger’ to this type of offensive behaviour, but he was a stranger to blackouts that he said happened to him that night.

“He cannot recall anything of the incident and was embarrassed when the police fact sheet (detailing his abusive language to the women) was read to him,” she said.

Ms Thomas said Davis was a father of three who lived an itinerant lifestyle in the Lismore area.

She said her client would not have used such foul language had he not consumed alcohol.

Magistrate Robyn Denes, after looking at Davis’s long list of previous offences, said his record was littered with such matters and it was obvious most were alcohol-related. She said being a ‘drunk dad’ was not a good role model for his children.

Ms Denes convicted Davis of the offences and placed him on a nine-month good behaviour bond.

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