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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 pier before driving under the influence to a regional town has been banned from entering a string of Sydney suburbs.

At approximately 5.50pm 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, the police allege.

Police allege Doyle threatened to use a firearm against the teens during a verbal altercation before leaving to look for a car, which he allegedly drove toward the children.

Jack Doyle allegedly confronted the three boys at the Watsons Bay pier.

Jack Doyle allegedly confronted the three boys at the Watsons Bay pier.Credit: Rhett Wyman

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

It is alleged that Doyle was able to drive around 200 kilometers to Goulburn, where police stopped him at around 9.30pm that same night. He was asked to consent to a roadside breath test on Crookwell Road, but he refused.

Doyle was arrested and taken to Goulburn police station, where a breath analysis returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.199.

He was charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving or speeding in a dangerous manner, operating a vehicle with threatening intent, damaging property and three counts of stalking/intimidating with intent to cause bodily harm.

Doyle spent the night in lockdown before appearing at Goulburn Local Court on Tuesday, where he was granted conditional bail. The magistrate ruled that Doyle could not enter the Woollahra council area, which includes Watsons Bay, or any suburb within a five kilometer radius of the council area.

The magistrate also ruled that Doyle must refrain from taking drugs or drinking alcohol as a condition of bail, must not drive a car or enter licensed premises.