Man banned for drunken assault

A MAN who hurled abuse and a plastic cup at a bartender because he accidentally drank water has been banned from the Rockhampton Safe Night precinct.

Brendon John Rumph, 20, pleaded guilty in Rockhampton Magistrates Court yesterday to one count each of failing to leave a licenses premises and obstructing police and two counts of common assault.

The court heard in June this year, a bartender at the top bar of the Giddy Goat poured cups of water for two male patrons who walked away, leaving the water there.

Rumph walked up to the bar, took a sip of the water and said to the bartender "why the f*** is this water?" before throwing the cup at them, injuring their lip.

Later, on the dance-floor, the defendant was asked to leave by an authorised officer.

The defendant turned around and tried to punch him, prompting a second officer to come and restrain him.

As Rumph was being walked down the stairs and out of the premises, he punched one of the officers in the side of the head.

The two officers held the defendant against a wall waiting for the police.

When police arrived and grabbed Rumph's arm to remove him, he attempted to break the grip and continued to struggle while he was being searched.

Rumph had one prior charge of public nuisance from 2013.

For failing to leave the premises Rumph was fined $500.

He will be required to do 120 hours of community service for the other charges and is banned from the Rockhampton Safe Night precinct between 6pm and 6am for 12 months.

Topics:  assault a police officer, common assault, drunk and disorderly, rockhampton magistrates court, safe night out precinct

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