Zero tolerance for attacks linked to booze
Alcohol-fuelled violence not on: Police
THE Mundubbera Police have been very busy these past few weeks because of alcohol-related violence and unruly behaviour in licensed venues.
With around six public nuisance infringement notices issued and more incidences under investigation, police are tired of this behaviour.
Mundubbera Police Sergeant Daniel Clarke said these types of offences would not be tolerated in the community.
“We have zero tolerance for any alcohol violence in the community,” Sgt Clarke said.
“In the past few weeks we’ve had quite a few incidences in pubs due to too much alcohol being consumed.”
“In line with Operation Jabbah, there will be zero tolerance to any alcohol fuelled violence incidences in and around licensed premises.”
While police have issued stern warnings and cracked down on the problem, some believe it’s just a few who are ruining it for everyone else.
Jerry Byrne, manager of the Royal Hotel in Mundubbera said in the past 12 months, there hadn’t been many incidences.
“I don’t think it’s a real problem here, out of all the years I’ve been managing the pub and in particular the last 12 months, there haven’t been too many problems,” Mr Byrne said.
“The large majority of customers that come here are good, it’s only a select few that can ruin it.
“Police may have been busy these past few weeks, but in my opinion there hasn’t been a problem.”
Manager of the Mundubbera Hotel, Ross Graham, said he banned anyone who acted up.
“We have a code of conduct that all customers must abide by, if they are drunk and violent, we issue bans that stop them from coming to any licensed venue in Mundubbera,” Mr Graham said.
“So far we’ve given bans to four people, they can range from a month to a life ban.”
Mr Graham doesn’t think there’s a problem in the region.
“It’s like any pub, you have those that can drink and have a good time, and others who drink too much and spoil it,” Mr Graham said.
“Once somebody is drunk, we immediately stop serving them.”