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Man accused of trying to fight police on Palm Island


A man has been charged after allegedly trying to fight police on Palm Island.

Around 12am on Sunday, police saw the man allegedly unsteady on his feet, stumbling whilst walking, yelling out profanities in public and threatening police

When police approached the man, he allegedly threatened to fight them and raised his arms in a threatening manner.

He was transported to the Palm Island Police Station and submitted to a breath test.

A 41-year-old Palm Island man was charged with public nuisance, being intoxicated in a public place and assault police.

He is due to appear in the Palm Island Magistrate Court today.