A 43-year-old man has been stripped of his licence and placed on a community order after he was found drunk and armed with a knife at the Denmark Hotel. Joshua James Dennison, 43, was fined $1600, handed a 30-month licence disqualification and placed on a six-month community-based order in Albany Magistrate’s Court last Thursday. Police prosecutor Sgt Alan Dean told the court that on August 15 Dennison was involved in a physical altercation at the hotel. “The accused was located shouting obscenities, he then went over to his car in adjacent carpark, came back holding a 25cm knife in his right hand,” Sgt Dean told the court. “Police attended, he drove into the accommodation carpark and was holding down the horn and revving the car to incite confrontation. “The accused drove his car into the victim’s vehicle. He was confronted by males and another fight resulted in the accused receiving injuries.” Dennison pleaded guilty to charges of being armed near a place of public entertainment, disorderly behaviour in public and driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Sgt Dean said Dennison had a blood alcohol level of 0.107. He also returned a positive reading of cannabis in his system. Defence counsel Wendy Stewart said Dennison had been staying at the hotel for one night. “His behaviour has no excuse. He and the victim had been drinking and were involved in a conversation when the victim got upset and they started fighting,” she said. “Mr Dennison got in his vehicle and was trying to get away ... it was not intentional that he drove into the other car.” Sgt Dean said a fine was appropriate and that Dennison had an issue with alcohol. He told the court the earth-moving worker had $18,000 in outstanding fines. Magistrate Raelene Johnson said she had considered Dennison’s two previous drink-driving charges in 2002 and 2010 before sentencing. “You can’t get behind the vehicle in this state. The manner in which you behaved is not something you should be doing at your age,” she said.