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Jack Doyle banned from Sydney’s eastern suburbs after alleged Watsons Bay wharf incident

A man who allegedly threatened a group of teenagers on an eastern suburbs wharf before driving drunk to a regional town has been banned from entering many Sydney suburbs.

At around 5:50 p.m. on Monday, three boys, aged 15, 16 and 17, were fishing off Watsons Bay wharf, near the iconic Doyle’s on the Wharf fish and chip restaurant, when Jack Doyle confronted them, police say .

Police allege Doyle threatened to use a gun on the teens during a verbal altercation before leaving to get a car, which he allegedly drove toward the boys.

Jack Doyle allegedly confronted the three boys on the wharf at Watsons Bay.

Jack Doyle allegedly confronted the three boys on the wharf at Watsons Bay.Credit: Alamy

Police said Doyle, 37, damaged property during the confrontation, before walking away from the dock.

It is alleged that Doyle was able to travel around 200 kilometers to Goulburn where he was arrested by police at around 9.30pm the same evening. He was asked to consent to a roadside breath test on Crookwell Road, which he refused.

Doyle was arrested and taken to Goulburn Police Station where a breath test revealed a blood alcohol content of 0.199.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving or dangerous speeding, operating a vehicle with threatening intent, damaging property and three counts of stalking/intimidation in the intention to fear physical harm.

Doyle spent the night in custody before appearing at Goulburn Local Court on Tuesday, where he was granted a conditional discharge. The magistrate ruled Doyle could not enter the Woollahra communal area, which includes Watsons Bay, or any suburbs within a five-kilometre radius of the communal area.

The magistrate also determined that Doyle must abstain from drugs or drink alcohol as a condition of bail, and must not drive a car or enter any licensed premises.