Drunk teen fined for vicious assault at nightclub
A TEEN who admitted punching a man several times in the head inside a Toowoomba nightclub has been fined.
Djarwyn Robert McIntosh had been drunk inside Agenda Nightclub the morning of Sunday, August 14, when he got involved in an argument with another patron.
Prosecutor Sergeant Mike Robinson told the Toowoomba Magistrates Court CitySafe officers called for police to attend the nightclub about 1.50am after security guards reported a fight inside the licensed venue.
Sgt Robinson said police got a version of events from a man standing with security who had been punched in the head a number of times.
He said security had removed McIntosh from the club and police reviewed the CCTV footage which showed him punching the victim in the head "several times".
Sgt Robinson said the victim declined to make a formal complaint of assault relating to the disturbance, and McIntosh had been taken to the Toowoomba watch house and formally charged with public nuisance.
Police banned McIntosh from the venue for 10 days in accordance with legislation.
McIntosh pleaded guilty to the single charge of commit public nuisance within a licensed premises.
Solicitor Peter Sloane said his client, a third-year apprentice, exchanged ''some words" with the victim before the fight happened.
He said his client was 19 and had been drunk at the time.
Mr Sloane submitted the guilty plea was an early one and his client had good work prospects.
Magistrate Damian Carroll said McIntosh would be "well aware of the community concerns" about alcohol-fuelled violence and the potential dangers of one-punch attacks.
He fined McIntosh $1000 and ordered no conviction be recorded.