Victim was 'trying to impregnate his missus', man tells cops
A MAN has pleaded guilty to attacking a man at a CBD nightclub who he told police was "trying to impregnate his missus".
Slade Point man Joshua Joseph Fahey, 33, faced charges of common assault and being drunk and disorderly at a licensed venue in the Mackay Magistrates Court this morning.
Prosecutor Senior Constable Duncan Erskine said that about 1am on May 31, police went to AM Bar after hearing that a man had assaulted another man.
On arriving police saw Fahey leaving the bar via an alleyway and arrested him on "another matter". He was "seriously intoxicated".
"He stated that he'd spoken to a (expletive) who was trying to impregnate his missus," Snr Const Erskine said.
Police then interviewed the complainant, who said that about 12.50am Fahey had approached him in the gaming area and slapped him on the left side of the jaw.
Snr Const Erskine said the man had no physical injuries.
CCTV footage corroborated the man's statement.
The prosecutor said the disorderly offence occurred at the same time, when Fahey had been shouting and yelling at the complainant, bumped him in the chest and pushed him with his knuckles.
Snr Const Erskine said a witness had had to leave the gaming area due to Fahey's "erratic" behaviour.
Fahey had left the premise, yelling "I'll be back" and was arrested shortly after.
Magistrate Damien Dwyer asked whether Fahey had received any other charges, as he had been subject to a banning order from CBD venues at the time.
When Snr Const Erskine replied no, Mr Dwyer said "What's the point of me making the order if you're not going to enforce them?"
Defence solicitor Greg Jones said Fahey had a long standing alcohol problem and was "very remorseful" and "embarrassed" about the incident.
He said Fahey was booked into a three-month rehabilitation course in September.
Mr Dwyer said Fahey "shouldn't have been there in the first place", as he was subject to a banning order.
He adjourned the matter to Thursday for sentencing. Fahey has been remanded in custody.