'Cheers d***head' offender to travel 400km in handcuffs

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A MAN who told a judge "cheers d***head" has been given one extra day of reprieve before appearing in the Mackay Magistrates Court on Thursday.

However, Zachary Hunt, 21, will do the almost 400km trip from Townsville Correctional Facility in handcuffs under the supervision of police with tasers after alleged threats to officers.

Mr Hunt caused controversy on Monday when he appeared via video link for a mention on a range of charges including driving without a licence and theft.

After his case was adjourned by Magistrate Damien Dwyer and he was being excused, Mr Hunt said "cheers d***head".

Mr Dwyer asked Mr Hunt to repeat himself to which he replied "I said cheers d***head" and left the room.

Mr Dwyer ordered Mr Hunt to be brought to court in person where he may also be charged with contempt of court.

Mr Hunt is charged with multiple offences including disqualified driving, failing to stop a motor vehicle, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and four counts of stealing.

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