Man fined for assault on bouncer

A MAN who strangled and threatened a security controller at the Old Bundy Tavern was fined $400 in Bundaberg Magistrates Court yesterday.

Andrew Kenneth Duffy, 39, of Burnett Street, pleaded guilty to one charge of common assault.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Barry Stevens told the court Duffy had arrived at the Old Bundy Tavern at 10.20pm on March 20 with a small group of friends.

The security officer refused entry to one of the women in the group because she was “highly intoxicated”.

This angered Duffy who became aggressive to the complainant, making threatening gestures and pretending to hold a gun to the security officer's head “indicating he was a dead man”.

“The defendant then tried to gain entry and the complainant blocked his path and they became involved in a small wrestle,” Sgt Stevens said.

“The complainant grabbed the defendant's wrists and he broke away, placing his hands around the security controller's neck causing pain and discomfort.”

On June 26, police attended Duffy's place of work on Commercial Street for another matter.

Sgt Stevens told the court Duffy made full admissions to the offence and stated he was highly intoxicated on the night of the assault.

Duffy, who represented himself in court, told Magistrate John Smith he had been under the influence of alcohol on the evening.

“I don't remember the night at all,” Duffy said.

The magistrate fined Duffy $400.



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