DRINK RESPONSIBLY: Sgt Paul Bennett, of the Capricornia Liquor Enforcement and Pro-active Strategies Unit, and Damian Bolton, president of the Rockhampton Liquor Accord.
DRINK RESPONSIBLY: Sgt Paul Bennett, of the Capricornia Liquor Enforcement and Pro-active Strategies Unit, and Damian Bolton, president of the Rockhampton Liquor Accord. Chris Ison

Woman jailed and banned over bingo attack

A VIOLENT rampage at the Frenchville Sports Club on October 22 has put a Rockhampton woman behind bars.

Lorna Maree Adams started swearing after trying to get patrons to buy her a book to play bingo.

When she was asked to leave, she struck the manager and another staff member in the face.

The 45-year-old pleaded guilty in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on Tuesday to assaulting staff, creating a disturbance, and failing to leave a licensed venue.

She was jailed for two months and banned from attending the venue for one year.

Sgt Paul Bennett, of the Capricornia Liquor Enforcement and Pro-active Strategies Unit, has warned locals to drink responsibly or risk being banned from licensed venues.

He said a court-ordered ban could mean missing family functions in the lead up to Christmas.

Sgt Bennett said the courts also took any contraventions of the ban very seriously.

Breaking a ban carries a potential $4400 fine or a one year jail term

He encouraged people to enjoy themselves during the festive season, but to also drink responsibly and consider the ramifications of their actions when they were out at licensed venues.

Sgt Bennett also encouraged venues to report all violent incidents to police.



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