Billy club used for fishing and protection woman tells court

A WOMAN who tried to tell police she used a billy club found in her car for fishing and protection against dogs was fined $950 in Rockhampton Magistrates Court this month.

Rebecca Charlotte Lees pleaded guilty to one count each of possessing a restricted item, failing to appear in court and failing to provide identifying particulars after police intercepted her vehicle on November 12.

The court heard police found the wooden weapon in Lee's handbag on the backseat of her car at 9.45am.

Police prosecutor Julie Marsden said Lees first told police she used it for fishing but when police did not find any other fishing equipment in the car, she said she used it as protection against dogs in her street.

The court heard an associate in the car said, "yeah, those two-legged dogs".


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