Baseball bat flies in family feud on major Rockhampton road

AN ONGOING dispute between two families spilled out on to a major Rockhampton road, as Brigitte Amelia Roberts took a baseball bat to a man's car.

The 23-year-old pleaded guilty to one charge of common assault in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Police prosecutor Danita Clarke told the court the victim and Roberts were travelling in separate vehicles along Musgrave St about 3.30pm on October 13 last year.

Ms Clarke said Roberts yelled out to the victim, but the car he was in did a u-turn.

The defendant followed the car and pulled up next to it at a set of traffic lights.

The court heard she approached the victim and started swinging a pink and purple bat at the car.

Ms Clarke said the victim got out of the car and retrieved his own weapon, a metal bar.

Roberts struck the bar, but did not hit the man.

A passing motorist called police and Roberts fled.

The court heard she has three pages of criminal history, mainly consisting of public nuisance offences.

Duty lawyer William Prizeman said there was verbal abuse from both sides.

He pointed out there were no injuries sustained, merely contact between the weapons.

The court heard Roberts was on probation.

She was ordered to complete 80 hours of community service.

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