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Groom ‘too drunk’ to wed

Jacob Francis Brookes hugged a reporter as he left court.
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A groom has faced court after a minister refused to perform a marriage because he said the man was too drunk.

Musician Jacob Francis Brookes, 41, had his buck’s celebration the night before he was supposed to tie the knot back in February, in Adelaide’s western suburbs.

In Port Adelaide Magistrates Court, he denied he was too drunk when he turned up at the church.

“I had three beers, two Jamos (Jameson Whiskey), two shots of Jamo, that’s not drunk,” he said.

Police were called to the Uniting Church at Exeter and charged Brookes with disorderly behaviour and resisting arrest.

In court, he said he still hoped to win the heart of his intended bride.

“I miss her to bits … she’s always in my heart,” he said.

As he left the hearing, Brookes hugged a TV reporter then walked off.

His case has been adjourned until next month.