True blue Aussie bushman is fined $100 for carrying a POCKET KNIFE on his belt ...

True blue Aussie bushman is fined $100 for carrying a POCKET KNIFE on his belt ...
True blue Aussie bushman is fined $100 for carrying a POCKET KNIFE on his belt ...
True blue Aussie bushman and rodeo champ, 75, is fined $100 for carrying a POCKET KNIFE on his belt - despite doing so every day since the age of 14 Man fined by police for carrying pocket knife he's had for more than 60 years Wayne McLennan, 75, was stopped by police in QLD country town of Chinchilla Local legend known as 'Cowboy' was given fine for carrying tiny blade in public  Mr McLennan says it's common for bushmen to carry a pocket knife 

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An elderly bushman who has carried a tiny pocket knife for more than 60 years was charged and forced to face court after possessing the item in public.

Wayne McLennan, 75, is a local legend in his hometown of Chinchilla, Queensland, where he the former rodeo champion is affectionately known as 'Cowboy'.

But last month, when heading home from the local pub, Mr McLennan was stopped and breathalysed by police, before being taken to the station after blowing slightly over the limit.

After producing a second test under the legal blood alcohol level, the policewoman informed him he would be getting charged for another crime

'While I was there she said 'but I am going to charge you for wearing a pocket knife in public'. I said "what? I didn't know you weren't allowed to wear one",' he told A Current Affair.

'I've been wearing one since I was 14 years old. She said "that's it, that's the law".' 

Wayne McLennan was charged by police for carrying the tiny pocket knife (pictured) last month after leaving a pub in his hometown of Chinchilla in Queensland

Wayne McLennan was charged by

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