Man fined $1000 and banned for tavern brawl

USUALLY it's violence in the CBD which brings a raft of appearances every Tuesday in Gladstone Magistrates Court, but Harvey Rd Tavern played host to a scuffle on March 22 which cost a man $1000 in fines.

Jeffrey James Davis pleaded guilty in writing on Tuesday to public nuisance and being drunk or disorderly in licensed premises, stemming from the March 22 fight.

The court heard police were called to Harvey Rd Tavern about 11pm, in response to multiple men fighting inside.

Upon arrival, police saw all involved in the brawl which spilled outside, including Davis, throwing punches at one another.

Davis was subsequently arrested.

Magistrate Russell Warfield accepted the written guilty plea, before issuing a six-month banning order for Davis, restricting him from entering Harvey Rd Tavern, MiE Place, Central Ln Hotel and The Reef Hotel for six months.

Mr Warfield opted not to record a conviction, but fined Davis a total of $1000 for both offences.



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