Toowoomba nightclub punch earns man community service

PUNCHING another night club patron while drunk has left a Toowoomba man with 200 hours of unpaid community service to do.

Zachery Keith Lencz, 21, had been drunk when he walked up to another man he knew at Agendas Niteclub about 3.30am, July5, Toowoomba Magistrates Court heard.

The victim later told police the defendant had walked up to him saying "you don't deserve a girl like that" and punched him in the face, police prosecutor Des Neijens told the court.

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Police called to the nightclub found Lencz outside the club in Russell St and when he saw police he had run off.

A foot chase ensued before Lencz was tackled by police on Ruthven St.

Asked why he had run, the defendant told police "adrenalin, I guess", Senior Constable Neijens said.

He admitted to the fight, telling police he "cracked him".

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Taken to the watch house, Lencz was found to have an ecstasy tablet in his wallet which he said he had bought earlier that night.

He pleaded guilty to obstructing police in a public place while intoxicated, public nuisance within a licensed premises, assault occasioning bodily harm in a public place while intoxicated and possessing a dangerous drug.

Magistrate Graham Lee ordered Lencz do 200 hours community service and fined him $500 with no convictions recorded.



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