Punch up leads to year’s ban from three venues

A GLADSTONE man has been banned from establishments in the city centre for a year after a pub fight got out of hand last month.

A heated argument turned into a punch-up at the Cental Lane Hotel about 7pm on June 22.

Michael Quinn McNeice punched another patron in the back of the head before smashing a glass bottle and throwing it at staff.

McNeice pleaded guilty to drunk and disorderly behaviour and affray when he appeared in Gladstone Magistrates Court this week.

He was banned from the Reef Hotel, Bojangles nightclub and the Central Lane Hotel for a year and was sentenced to three months jail, to be suspended.

He was also fined $2000 and disqualified from driving for two years.