Raceview man fined for drunken assault

A RACEVIEW dad, who drunkenly punched a man in the head, has been fined.

At Ipswich Magistrates Court Luke Andrew Boulton pleaded guilty to a drunk and disorderly charge.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Brad Dick said the 25-year-old had been drinking at the Racehorse Hotel, when he became involved in an altercation with some other patrons.

After security intervened, Boulton stood up and hit one of the men, who had been involved in the ruckus, in the face.

The incident took place about 2am on October 3. The victim did not file any assault charges.

Defence lawyer Cameron Hodges said his client had no criminal history and that his offending was "out of character".

Mr Hodges said Boulton had reacted in such a way because the victim had allegedly assaulted his client's friend at the venue.

He said Boulton was employed as a pipeliner, had a young child and was remorseful for his actions.

Magistrate Deborah Vasta told Boulton he was lucky to have been only charged with a liquor act offence.

He was fined $200 and no convictions were recorded.

Topics:  drunk and disorderly ipswich magistrates court

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Region faces wild wind

DESTROYED: Half of the roof of the Moranbah home was ripped off from the 104km/h wind.

Moranbah residents say weather is worse than the cyclone.

Heroic rescue saves life

CLOSE CALL: Leslie Cruthers and Buddha at the spot the playful pup fell into the Nogoa River.

Kayakers rush to save dog walker clinging to riverbank.

National super star at age 13

Competing in Rotorua, New Zealand earlier this year.

Dingo local takes on international motocross competition.

Local Partners