Magistrate tells man he should listen to his wife more often
MAGISTRATE Damien Dwyer has told a man that he should listen to his wife more often when the man found himself before the court after a drunken night out.
On May 5, Allan Douglas Brown, 31, was involved in a struggle with two security guards at Mojos nightclub after be failed to leave the premises when asked.
Brown was verbally abusive to one of the security guards, who he later assaulted, Mackay Magistrates Court heard.
It took two security guards to walk Brown down the stairwell out of the club, where he continued to struggle, forcing them to fall to the second floor landing.
Once they walked him down the remaining stairs, Brown continued to be aggressive, the court heard.
His wife was trying to hold him back but Brown "fish-hooked" one of the security guards (inserting fingers into his mouth and pulling away) making him bleed.
The security guard attended hospital the following day to be treated and for a disease test.
Brown initially intended to plead not guilty to the charges of assault occasioning bodily harm and for being removed from a premises but changed his plea to guilty in court yesterday.
Mr Dwyer said this showed remorse: "It is not a timely plea in my view," he said.
Brown was fined $2500, ordered to pay $1000 in compensation to the injured guard and banned from licensed venues in the Mackay CBD for six months.
No conviction was recorded.