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#1 User is offline   hukildaspida 

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 03:00 PM

Taranaki man confronted in court over abusive Facebook post

DEENA COSTER

Last updated 17:35, January 21 2016


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Troy LaRue got more than he bargained for when he appeared in court on Thursday for failing to pay his fines.

Judge Allan Roberts asked a court registrar to show LaRue a printed copy of the abusive comment he recently posted on a Facebook page.

The post was linked to a Stuff article about Roberts' pending retirement from the bench.

Roberts demanded LaRue read out what he had written to the rest of the New Plymouth District Court gallery.

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The expletive riddled post outlined how LaRue would be glad to see the back of Roberts and included a reference for the long-serving judge to "f*** off."

Roberts told the defendant he had been alerted to the Facebook comment by court staff.

"I don't read that drivel," he said.

In explanation, a dumbfounded LaRue told Roberts he had been drunk at the time he wrote the post.

"I don't know what to say about that but I do apologise," he said.

After his dressing down, LaRue was ordered to do 300 hours of community work. As a result his $6,244 in fines were remitted.

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 02:00 AM

Troy LaRue then went home and changed his nappies :D
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