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Drunken thug gets a ban at 17 pubs in Longreach

A DISORDERLY conduct charge has not only added to Mark Cecil Flower's nine pages of criminal history, it's also had him banned from 17 licensed venues in Longreach.

The 34-year-old appeared in Rockhampton Magistrates Court on Friday and pleaded guilty to one charge of disorderly conduct on licensed premises.

Police prosecutor Manon Barwick said Flower entered the Lyceum Hotel on May 17 and punched a patron four times.

Defence lawyer Doug Winning said it was clear Flower had an alcohol problem, and argued it was at the lower end of criminal responsibility.

"Most of the offending is alcohol-related, and he's demonstrated a lack of ability to properly address his drinking problem," he said.

Magistrate Bronwyn Springer said at the time he was on probation, and he was clearly not willing to take advantage of that.

Flower received a $350 fine and has been banned from 17 licensed premises for one year.

Ms Springer also revoked his previous probation order and fined him an additional $400.

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