Sec­ond po­lice as­sault

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

AS­SAULT­ING a po­lice of­fi­cer for the sec­ond time in less than two years al­most put a Whit­sun­day panel beater and deck­hand be­hind bars.

Craig Allan Brady was ini­tially in­volved in an ar­gu­ment with another man at the Air­lie Beach McDon­ald’s on May 26 at 2.15am.

In court on Mon­day, pros­e­cu­tor El­iz­a­beth Smith said the men were told to stop ar­gu­ing but Brady con­tin­ued and swung his arm at po­lice.

The court heard the 41year-old was placed on a sus­pended sen­tence for se­ri­ously as­sault­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer in 2014.

“You’re bel­liger­ent, ob­nox­ious and ag­gres­sive, and that is easily as­cer­tained look­ing at your crim­i­nal history,” mag­is­trate Haydn St­jern­qvist said.

Brady was sen­tenced to four months im­pris­on­ment with an im­me­di­ate pa­role re­lease.

He was also or­dered to com­plete 40 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice and banned from li­censed premises in Ju­bilee Pocket and Air­lie Beach for one year.

The op­er­a­tional pe­riod of his cur­rent sus­pended sen­tence was ex­tended to Novem­ber 2015.

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