Liquor Accord serves life ban
A VOTE to serve teen thug Duane Warcon with a life ban from all licensed venues on the coast was unanimous at a Capricorn Coast Liquor Accord meeting yesterday.
Last month Warcon, 19, was given the same exclusion from 16 popular venues in Rockhampton under the Rockhampton Liquor Industry Action Group.
The life bans mean Warcon will never be allowed to enter a licensed venue in Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Emu Park and Keppel Sands.
He has joined 19 other troublemakers, including seven females, currently banned for life from coast venues, which include The Capricorn Tavern, The Coffee Club, Keppel Bay Sailing Club, Keppel Sands Hotel, The Marsden Tavern, Megalomania, The Pacific Hotel, Pine Beach Hotel, Railway Hotel, Capricorn Resort, The Yeppoon RSL Club, Strand Hotel and Coco’s at Seaspray.
A total of 58 people are currently serving bans from coast venues, with periods ranging from six months to life.
Some reasons for the bans include unruly behaviour, refusing to obey directions of hotel staff, disorderly conduct, assault on a staff member, wilful damage and breaking and entering at a venue.
At the meeting yesterday, chairman John Foley said there was a big issue with people banned from
Rockhampton venues making their way to the coast and vice versa.
“People come to enjoy a beer; we have to look after their safety,” he said.
Warcon was initially handed a 10-month sentence with immediate parole after pleading guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm while armed in relation to the glassing of Douglas Robertson at the Allenstown Hotel in May.
Warcon will now face a Rockhampton court for the second time after the sentence was appealed.