Bash­ing brothers are fined

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

TWO brothers, who bashed the man­ager of a pub for re­fus­ing them en­try, es­caped Mary­bor­ough Mag­is­trates Court with fines.

Den­nie Charles Pullen and Casey Austin Pullen pleaded guilty to as­sault oc­ca­sion­ing bod­ily harm and drunk and dis­or­derly con­duct.

Po­lice pros­e­cu­tor Sergeant Kath Stagoll said the man­ager of the Com­mer­cial Ho­tel in Biggen­den re­fused en­try to the brothers on Novem­ber 9, due to their lev­els of in­tox­i­ca­tion.

The court heard Den­nie Pullen, 22, said “well, I’m coming in your ****ing pub” be­fore tack­ling the­m­an­ager to the ground and rain­ing blows to his head. Sgt Stagoll said the man­ager strug­gled back to his feet, when Casey Pullen, 20, punched him in the head. The man­ager was taken to hospi­tal with head in­juries.

Duty lawyer Tammy Kerle said the in­ci­dent was “a dis­pute that es­ca­lated out of con­trol”. Both men were heav­ily in­tox­i­cated and had ear­lier been re­fused en­try to an­other Biggen­den pub. She said the in­ci­dent was “man­i­festly out of char­ac­ter” for both men and they were sorry for their ac­tions.

Mag­is­trate John Smith ac­cepted Ms Kerle’s ar­gu­ment the brothers be fined and not jailed. Den­nie Pullen was fined $1050 and Casey Pullen $800. Each has to pay $300 vic­tim com­pen­sa­tion. – Fraser Coast Chron­i­cle

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