Bashing brothers are fined
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