15 vodka sun­rises to blame for fight out­side lo­cal night­club

The Western Star - - News -

IT WAS af­ter 15 vodka sun­rises that Casey Cant as­saulted an­other woman out­side the Club Ho­tel Mo­tel.

About 1.30am on Satur­day, Septem­ber 8, Cant got in­volved in a ver­bal al­ter­ca­tion with an­other woman in­side the Zone’s smok­ing area.

Af­ter both par­ties were es­corted off the grounds by se­cu­rity guards, Cant walked to her vic­tim, lung­ing at her and push­ing her, launch­ing a phys­i­cal al­ter­ca­tion.

The case was heard in Roma Mag­is­trates Court on Tues­day.

“They were pulling each other’s hair and punch­ing each other,” po­lice prose­cu­tor Heather Whit­ing said.

“Se­cu­rity pulled the de­fen­dant off the vic­tim as she yelled ‘let me go’.”

Se­cu­rity con­tin­ued to keep the pair sep­a­rate be­fore po­lice ar­rived.

The court heard Cant had caused in­juries to her vic­tim which in­cluded two bald patches on her head, abra­sions to both her arms, bruis­ing, and pain in her fin­gers.

Cant gave an elec­tronic recorded in­ter­view at Roma Po­lice Sta­tion on Oc­to­ber 15, how­ever she couldn’t re­mem­ber all the de­tails con­sid­er­ing the amount of time that had passed be­tween the in­ci­dent and the in­ter­view.

Cant has his­tor­i­cal as­sault oc­ca­sion­ing in bod­ily harm and pub­lic nui­sance charges, how­ever had not ap­peared in Roma Mag­is­trates Court since 2013.

Cant’s so­lic­i­tor Lau­rie Parker, told the court Cant had be­come in­volved in a sit­u­a­tion she should have stayed out of.

“My client’s friend was pushed by the vic­tim’s friend. She told her vic­tim she couldn’t push peo­ple, and the vic­tim then got in my client’s face. The vic­tim then punched her as Ms Cant pushed her back,” Mr Parker said.

“This is a sit­u­a­tion where you are best to walk away and not to get in­volved, she was try­ing to defuse a sit­u­a­tion.”

Mr Parker told the court Cant had been drink­ing vodka sun­rises since 6pm the pre­vi­ous night. Mag­is­trate Blanch told Cant her be­hav­iour that night had been ab­hor­rent.

Cant was or­dered to carry out 150 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice and serve an 18 month pro­ba­tion. No con­vic­tion was recorded.

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